The Ladies' Paradise poster


Zola's prophetic celebration of unbridled commerce and consumerism, The Ladies' Paradise (Au bonheur des dames, 1883) recounts the frenzied transformations that made late nineteenth-century Paris the fashion capital of the world. The novel's capitalist hero, Octave Mouret, creates a giant department

Author Émile Zola

Pages 383

Publisher Univ of California Press

Published Date 1992

ISBN 0520078675 9780520078673

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