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The Nabob

By: Alphonse Daudet
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Nabob" by Alphonse Daudet is a compelling novel that delves into the complexities of colonialism, wealth, and society through the lens of French literature. Set against the backdrop of Paris and India, Daudet's work explores the cultural clash between the aristocracy and the newly wealthy, offering a satirical commentary on the social dynamics of the time. As a novel rooted in French literature, "The Nabob" portrays the exoticism of India and the allure of wealth, highlighting the tensions that arise when different cultures collide. Through sharp satire and astute social commentary, Daudet examines the impact of colonialism on society, revealing the hypocrisy and superficiality of the aristocratic class. At its core, "The Nabob" is a thought-provoking exploration of power, privilege, and identity, as characters navigate the complexities of their social milieu. Daudet's portrayal of Parisian society and its interactions with the exotic world of India creates a rich tapestry of human experience, offering readers a glimpse into the tumultuous era of colonial expansion and cultural upheaval.

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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: 348 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057968
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057968
  • Item Weight: 452.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.2mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General