By: Alphonse Daudet
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet is a poignant novel blending elements of realism, bildungsroman, and social commentary. Daudet's narrative follows the life of Jack, a young orphan boy, as he navigates the harsh realities of poverty and societal prejudice in 19th-century France. Set against the backdrop of Parisian slums, the novel delves into Jack's coming-of-age journey, chronicling his struggles, triumphs, and the bonds he forms along the way. Through vivid prose and rich characterizations, Daudet paints a vivid portrait of the social injustices and hardships faced by the underprivileged in society. As Jack encounters various characters from different walks of life, he learns valuable lessons about resilience, compassion, and the power of friendship. Daudet masterfully explores themes of poverty, class disparity, and the human capacity for kindness amidst adversity. With its gripping narrative and evocative descriptions, "Jack" offers readers a window into the harsh realities of life for the marginalized in 19th-century France. It is a timeless tale of resilience and hope that resonates with readers of all ages, reminding us of the enduring power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and find solace in the bonds of friendship.

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Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet was a French author who lived from May 13, 1840, to December 16, 1897. He was married to Julia Daudet and had three children, Angélique, Léon, and Lucien. He was born in Nimes, France. Both sides of his family were from the upper class. Vincent Daudet, his father, was a silk maker. He had a lot of bad luck and failed in life. Alphonse had a sad childhood because he skipped school a lot. He started his job as a teacher in 1856 at Alès, Gard, in the south of France. He had spent most of his school years in Lyon. The job turned out to be unbearable, and Daudet later said that for months after he left Alès, he would wake up scared, thinking he was still with his bad students. His book Le Petit Chose was based on these and other events in his life. He quit teaching on November 1, 1857, and went to live with his younger brother Ernest Daudet, who was trying "and thereto soberly" to make a living as a writer in Paris. Ernest was only three years older than him. He started writing songs, which were put together in a small book called Les Amoureuses (1858) and did pretty well.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 234 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362208466
  • ISBN-13: 9789362208460
  • Item Weight: 351g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 13.1mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Coming of Age