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Brian Nelson's lively translation of Au Bonheur des Dames, which was inspired by the revolutionary "Bon Marche" department store, reminds us that this was a ground-breaking book about a seismic shift in social behaviour and gender roles: the first shopping-and-striving epic. Boyd Tonkin, The Independent i --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Loved the story but at times could have done wiht a little less descriptive narrative and more story.Published 1 month ago by Jo Wakefield
This book is by Emile Zola and rather dated. Mouret seemed very lecherous to me and Denise was not a modern woman as in the film. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peregrine
I really enjoyed this book. As a writer myself, I appreciate the metaphors used throughout. And I think it communicates a perfect balance between hope and pain. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jessica
I appreciated reading this novel after seeing the PBS serial based on the novel. The novel gave one a clearer picture of Zola's reformist slant.Published 5 months ago by Helen S.
The book seems to bear tittle relation with the PBS series. Oh well...Published 5 months ago by Patty Ann