The Ladies Delight

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The Ladies Delight

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This is Émile Zola's 1888 novel, “The Ladies Delight”. The eleventh novel in her Rougon-Macquart series, it was originally serialized in the periodical Gil Blas and published as a novel 1883. The story centres around a 20-year-old woman called Denise Baudu who travels to Paris along with her brothers to work in the department store Au Bonheur des Dames. Once there, Baudu must deal with extremely long work days, poor-quality food, bare lodgings, and the viscous infighting of the staff. This book is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Zola's seminal work, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any bookshelf. Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840 – 1902) was a French playwright, novelist, and journalist famous for his contributions to the of the literary school of naturalism. Other notable works by this author include: “Les Mystères de Marseille” (1867), “Thérèse Raquin” (1867), “Madeleine Férat” (1868). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.
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