The Ladies' Paradise

By: Emile Zola
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Ladies' Paradise" by Émile Zola is a captivating work of French literature set in 19th century Paris, revolving around the rise of a grand department store. Within its bustling halls, the novel intricately weaves themes of romance, consumerism, and capitalism, reflecting the evolving landscape of urbanization. At the heart of the story lies the allure of fashion and desire, as the department store becomes a symbol of modernity and ambition. Through the lens of social class, Zola explores the dynamics of power and influence, depicting the struggles and triumphs of those seeking to ascend the ranks. Amidst the backdrop of bustling Parisian streets, women find empowerment within the confines of the store, challenging societal norms and embracing their own agency. Yet, within this world of seduction and competition, desires clash and ambitions soar, driving the characters to both success and downfall. As the narrative unfolds, Zola masterfully captures the pulse of a changing society, where the pursuit of wealth and status intertwines with the complexities of human relationships. "The Ladies' Paradise" stands as a timeless exploration of the forces that shape our desires and the consequences of our relentless pursuit of ambition.

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Emile Zola

French author, journalist, dramatist, and founder of the naturalism literary movement, Émile Zola also wrote plays. He played a significant role in both Alfred Dreyfus' exoneration and the political liberalisation of France. Dreyfus had been wrongfully charged and imprisoned as an army commander. In 1901 and 1902, Zola was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Zola was born in Paris on April 2, 1840, to François Zola and Émile Aubert. Before becoming a writer, he was a law student who twice failed the baccalaureate. In his formative years, Zola produced a large number of short stories, essays, plays, and novels. Hachette fired Zola from his position as director of the Paris Opera in 1864 after the release of his scandalous autobiographical book La Confession de Claude (1865), which attracted the attention of the authorities. Zola became a citizen of France in 1862. He met the seamstress Éléonore-Alexandrine Meley, also known as Gabrielle, in 1865, and she eventually became his mistress. On September 29, 1902, Francois Zola died from carbon monoxide poisoning brought on by a poorly ventilated chimney. At the time of his death, he was working on the sequel to his recently published book Vérité, which is about the Dreyfus trial.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 380pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767872
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767875
  • Item Weight: 494g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 20.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / General