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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 see how these girls, almost the lowest of the low, assumed airs and graces and found people they could bully whom they viewed as being even lower than themselves Hasn t changed It hasn t changed either that the people with money who therefore consider themselves to be at the top of the tree, quality , object tremendously to those who would rise and marry into their ranks, especially if they aren t even pretty Megan Markle for instance, pretty as she is, the British press made much of her lowly beginnings and acted all superior over her dysfunctional family.The story of how the working class of Paris suffered with the coming of the Ladies Delight department store is the same as when Tesco moves in, or WalMart All the little businesses die, the suppliers of those businesses often craftsmen, are out of work, and the uneducated young girls and strong young men find themselves low paying work in those leviathans of the retail industry with rarely a chance to rise let alone own their own business or be respected as skilled tradesmen one day Everyone says they won t shop at Tesco or WalMart, that they will continue to support their local shops but few ever do It s just so convenient This is a good book, a lotgentle in its depiction of the working classes and their plight than is usual for Zola, although his overarching theme of a great industrial machine grinding people down remains Lots of well drawn characters, good people, bad people and very, very naughty ones It would make a marvellous film, lots of potential of showing both the changing times and coming of consumerism and an age old love story with a twist, a heroine who is definitely not fair of face.Update The BBC made a serial They spoiled it by making the heroine pretty rather than a very competent and dedicated young woman who grows in confidence at her abilities That missed Zola s points of not only could an extremely talented person who makes money for their employers rise, but that a man could fall in love with character and personality above all Independent TV did worse by responding with Mr Selfridge about the founder of the wonderful London department store, Selfridges That was merely soap opera Originally read and written in 2011, but rewritten 7th July 2018 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 has an abundance of descriptions But so colorful and vivid descriptions that allows ourselves to be lead without hesitation in this tissue to various storm most shimmering colors as each other Some sensuality quickly emerges And what of this eroticism is discovered very quickly at the store sales when the reader witnesses a subtle sartorial Zola knows perfectly put words in the words of Mouret on this madness of purchase, including the consumption of women It is not only trade issue in the Ladies, but also the reality of women and society of his time A modern high time with a call to follow the movement and renewal.From the very first chapter, one feels seized by this machine that is the Bonheur des dames, where flat hesitation between admiration and fear There are only two choices to leave voluntarily eat or struggle to finally be engulfed force Octave Mouret does not actually leave us the choice really Quite in his image.A Mr Mouret which advocates the fittest but that captivates and frightens both He is the image of man who seems invincible and implacable, who succeed all How not to fall under its spell and that of tender Denise where a shy relationship develops between these two characters quite different I spent a pleasant time playing along with this novel, and I bite my fingers to have so quick to immerse myself in these pages that had left a such a bad memory A harm memory. 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 unpopular due to its fascist tendencies Perhaps we could try kindness, generosity, wealth sharing and self sustaining communities Stop laughing The Ladies Paradise explores the viperous world of ladies retail and the nascent capitalist machine Bitching and hating and desperation and greed and corsages That s the fashion world for you Denise is Zola s pure hearted ing nue who, rather implausibly, and clumsily, enchants the evil chauvinist Octave Mouret with her dowdy virginal loveliness After a long struggle, she becomes the belle of the megamall, and tames the old beast by refusing to surrender her maidenhead Nowadays, to get that kind of career traction, you have to humiliate yourself on The Apprentice The novel is festooned with elaborate descriptions of store displays, which go on and on until we get the bleeding point, and the POV is schizo even by Zola s standards, but the whole work is admirably ruthless So death to capitalism All hail have a tenner on me ism Update BBC adaptation currently showing on the iplayer