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The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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The Ladies’ Paradise tells the story of Denise, a young woman who begins working at the new department store that is gradually taking over the area and putting the local shops out of business. As this fight for survival between the shops ensues, Denise finds herself falling for the department store’s owner. Zola portrays the idea of capitalism and industrialisation, showing both the benefits and the damage they can cause. 

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