The Ladies Paradise Au Bonheur des Dames recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century This new translatioThe Ladies Paradise Au Bonheur des Dames recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century This new translation of the eleventh novel in the Rougon Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola s greatest works.
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The Ladies Paradise The Ladies Paradise Au Bonheur des Dames recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris The store is a symbol of capitalism of the modern city and of the bourgeois
Two stories, one the coming of the modern world, capitalism and consumerism, and the other, the poor peasant girl marries money An alternative title could be All About Shopping It is interesting to see how the shop assistants in the first department store in Paris the Ladies Delight was modelled on the Bonmarche, the real first store were treated as servants They lived in dormitories, had curfews, were expected to be chaste and could be fired for anything or nothing at all Interesting also to se [...]
Life in an 1860s Paris megastore As capitalism staggers around on its bunioned feet, waiting for the next self perpetuating excuse for sickening human greed and useless backbreaking timewasting bullshit in pursuit of Capital to relieve its burden, it s time to question what we want from an economic system here in the West A completely equal distribution of funds is impossible since people are cash hoovering greed machines who will stab their mothers to get a bigger pie slice Communism is unpopul [...]
Au Bonheur des Dames is a perfect example of the novel that we should not give to read to people who are not yet ready for that Including those that have not the maturity or experience of reading necessary to face such a literary monument.There are books which cannot be enjoyed with age, time or fullness.I was fifteen the first few times the school area asked me to begin this big classic from Zola At that time, I could not go beyond the first two pages The eleventh volume of the Rougon Macquart [...]
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Holy Mother of GodI do not know where to begin with this.You see this title, and you look up the book Oh, a novel about women and shopping, this is going to be a bore Even I had my doubts, and I am an avid reader of Zola, he has yet to disappoint me And yet, I believe that this may be the best work of his that I have yet to read, perhaps Germinal is slipping through, justIt s still so relevant to today in so many ways, the birth of the super stores and the effect they had and still do on small b [...]
3.5 starsI imagine a bewildered mile Zola wandering into the crowds populating that new phenomenon that took Paris merchandising in the 19th century by storm mass production and the creation of the one stop mega shop He enters through the widely opened arms of polished French doors, having to blink tearily at the brilliantly lit chandeliers Immediately, he is choked by perfumed mists diffusing the air and is submerged in whispers of fine French lace and ribbons, rows of rainbowed textures and fa [...]
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This one deals with the monstrous effects of capitalism in France s Second Empire Zola modeled The Ladies Paradise after Bon March , a Paris shop which revolutionized consumer culture by acting as a sort of indoor bazaar, where one could find housewares, furniture, cloth, readymade clothing etc in one place rather than traveling all around Paris to different little independent shops like a mall, but all owned by the same company Okay, fine, like a Walmart with real silk Workers assigned to each [...]
Strabordante, straripante, grandioso sono gli aggettivi che mi vengono immediatamente da accostare al libro appena letto Sono stata incerta fino all ultimo sulle stelle da assegnargli perch da un lato la lettura stata pesante, dall altro mi ha comunque appassionato La pesantezza dipesa dalle accurate e approfondite descrizioni del grande magazzino Al paradiso delle signore, aperto al centro di Parigi, che Zola analizza con una ricchezza di particolari che viene da chiedersi quante ore abbia tras [...]
The Ladies Paradise Les Rougon Macquart, 11 used to be one of my all time favorite books In my teenage years And now I remember why Of course, it s the lurve In this novel, Denise, a lowly sales girl working at a huge department store, snags a husband who is this store s rich playboy owner, Octave Mouret Somehow, what seemed uber romantic to me at 13, isn t any now You see, Denise basically gets her man by not putting out Octave is used to getting any woman he wants, but Denise, a virtuous woma [...]
Free download available at Project Gutenberg.Thanks Dagny to made its proofing.From BBC Radio 4 Classical Serial By Emile Zola.Dramatised by Carine Adler.Business, ambition and fashion all collide in Zola s colourful love story Set in the hustle and excitement of the expansion of one of Paris first department stores.Episode OneWhen innocent provincial girl Denise arrives in Paris, she quickly catches the eye of the notorious seducer of women, Octave Mouret Despite her uncle s disapproval, Denise [...]
Au d but, j ai prouv quelques difficult s me plonger dans ce roman, de nombreux personnages y sont pr sent s et on les suit alternativement Mais en fait, ce qui m int ressait vraiment c tait de suivre Denise.Denise la mal peign e, qui en prend plein la t te mais ne bronche jamais, et bien qu elle ne baisse jamais les bras et fasse preuve d une certaine force de volont , elle m aga ait rester l sans rien dire et ne jamais s affirmer J aime les personnages forts, qui savent se d fendre intelligemm [...]
I read this book when I was very young, and it has been so long since then Of course it s my next to re read book It is one of my all time favorites I just love it, LOVE it I have no words This book is a masterpiece I highly recommend it Everyone should read it, the girls at leastI would like to read a modern era book of this subject 1000 stars
I think I probably like this novel best of all the Zola novels we have read view spoiler I enjoyed the various strands in the book.The small business men and their families and shops It seemed really sad that they weren t able to see any successful way to stand up to Mouret and his expanding business I know some of them made attempts eg price cutting but none of them was successful I thought the umbrella maker might stand a chance with the extremely detailed handles he was carving Certainly nowa [...]
Only Zola is able to create a masterpiece despite a flat, one dimensional, saint like main character and a dull ending.Capitalism doesn t seem to have come a long way in the past 100 or so years and humanity doesn t either.
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Ovvero la nascita della GDO.Eccola Denise gracile tanto da sembrare una bambina Il suo abbigliamento, il suo fare dimesso e, poi, quella meraviglia nello sguardo che scopre la grande citt tutto in lei denuncia le condizioni di un vivere modesto e di provincia.Eccola dunque, con il piccolo Pep attaccato ad un braccio e Jean, l imberbe dongiovanni, che la segue Denise sorella Denise madre.Parigi speranza in una nuova vita e, senza preamboli, da subito, gli occhi si riempiono di stupore alla vista [...]
This book is truly a classic, and the whole time I was reading it, I was reminded of those summer reading lists that I always had in high school, full of lofty tomes that looked dusty and boring but when I knuckled down into them, they would suddenly refine my lazy summer of peaches, sunshine and secret cigarettes Brideshead Revisited, Tess of the D Urbervilles, Sister Carrie these are the ones I remember curling up in a deck chair with, glass of lemonade in hand Books like these give us purpose [...]
Okudu um ilk ve tek Emile Zola roman , ancak ok be enmi ve bug ne kadar Emile Zola okumad m i in kendimi k nam t m Muhte em bir kitap oldu unu d n yorum, o d nemde yeni yeni ba layan t ketim lg nl ve zellikle g n m zde dahi devam eden kad nlar n t ketim i in hedef al nmas n ok g zel bir dille anlatm Zola, buna ek al veri merkezi diyebilece imiz unsurlar do maya ba lad nda k k esnaf n ald yaralar g stermi bize Araya bir de a k hikayesi s k t rm 19 yy sonunda ge en kitapta asl nda g n m zdeki koca [...]
Au Bonheur des Dames The Ladies Delight refers to one of the first huge department stores First published in 1883, although fiction, it is fascinating to learn that there were huge department stores with thousands of employees and even a mail order division one hundred and twenty years ago The story focuses on Denise, a young woman who arrives in Paris with her two younger brothers after the death of their parents leaves them without means Denise has counted on obtaining employment at her uncle [...]
Lorsqu on prend en consid ration la s rie des Rougeon Maquart, on observe que la popularit de certains des vingt romans volue travers le temps.Il y a de ces classiques dont le succ s instantan demeure stable C est de cas de Germinal, chef d uvre de Zola, qui restera sans doute toujours le plus lu, mais aussi de L Assomoir et de Nana qui ont toujours t tr s populaires.D autres bouquins semblent plut t faits pour leur poque, en dehors d elle, comme des poissons hors de l eau, ils ne respirent plus [...]
I ve never been a big fan of just shopping for shopping s sake When I need to buy something, I like to get in, get it, and leave the store I think if I liked shopping I d have given this book a higher rating.The main character in this book is the department store itself It was interesting to see the development of the modern megastore way back in 19th century Paris The financing, marketing, and logistics of running such a huge enterprise was fascinating to read about However, there was some rep [...]
The Ladies Paradise was one of those books I meant to read, expected to love, but never quite got to for a long, long time Now I have finished reading, I am inclined to say that the verdict is flawed but fabulous.Let me explain.The story begins with twenty year old Denise Baudu and her two young brothers arriving in Paris from the country Denise has done her best for her brothers since their parents died, but she was struggling, and so she came to Paris to take up the offer of help and support t [...]
Denise, rimasta orfana di entrambi i genitori, arriva a Parigi coi due fratellini Jean e P p Raggiunge lo zio Baudu pensando di poter lavorare nella sua merceria, ma lo trova quasi in rovina Nella stessa situazione sono anche gli altri negozianti del vicinato Uno dopo l altro chiudono le loro attivit Ragione del dissesto, il grande magazzino Al Paradiso delle signore di Ottave Mouret, giovane imprenditore, spregiudicato, cinico e calcolatore Da lui si trovano una moltitudine di articoli, dal cos [...]
It was with fear and trepidation that I started Zola s Ladies Delight I was still reeling from Therese Raquin I desperately wanted a strong,good woman character with a positive ending This would have to be oneof Zola s accessible books is this phase still used as it plots thecourse of beautiful, determined and honourable Denise, a real worker andin her way, a visionary.Orphaned and penniless Denise and her little brother Jean arrive on thedoorstep of their Uncle Baudu, hoping to be given work a [...]
N o s o exatamente 5 estralas, mas sim 4,5 uma excelente leitura que nos deixa conhecer uma Paris em que o consumo desenfreado promovido pelos grandes departamentos A guerra aberta com o pequeno com rcio vai, no entanto, manchando esse esplendor As fam lias de comerciantes rapidamente arruinadas pelo Para so da Damas proporciona momentos de grande dramatismo, tornando se gritantes as disparidades que existem entre as duas realidades o luxo e o gasto descomedido promovido por Mouret e pelo Para s [...]
I had high expectations on this novel Could have something to do with BBC s adaptation I won t say I was disappointed but I wasn t really happy either I blame BBC.The novel is set in the late 1900 century Paris Denise and her two younger brothers comes to Paris to make a living after their parent s death She was hoping to get help from her uncle, but as it turns out, a large department store has opened just opposite the uncle s shop and all the smaller shops around this monstrosity are on the br [...]
To say Emile Zola had a way with words would be an insulting understatement This is a great story, a study of the effects of capitalism as well as a study of human behavior My only complaint would be that Zola was oftentimes a bit too wordy Setting that aside, I was fascinated by the portrayal of the rise of the first department store in France and the effect it had on its section of Paris Zola managed to present it in such a way wherein both parties the big store counter jumpers and the small b [...]