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The Ladies' Paradise

By Émile Zola
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"The Ladies' Paradise" by Émile Zola (translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Dans Au Bonheur des dames, l’un des rares romans résolument positifs de l’auteur, Zola raconte l’émergence des grands magasins au sein d’un Paris chamboulé par les travaux haussmanniens. S’appuyant, comme à son habitude, sur une importante documentation, il y dévoile la vie des employés et le développement de ces grandes surfaces commerciales à travers l’histoire de Denise Baudu, une jeune femme qui ne laisse pas indifférent le patron du Bonheur des dames, Octave Mouret. Avant de résumer le roman dans son intégralité, Caroline Drillon nous raconte la vie et les combats d’Émile Zola. En parallèle de son œuvre phare que constitue la fresque des Rougon-Macquart, Zola s’est en effet battu tout au long de sa vie pour les causes qu’ils jugeaient justes, n’hésitant pas pour cela à susciter la polémique et à devoir s’exiler à Londres. Après cette brève biographie, Caroline Drillon commence par présenter le contexte de rédaction du roman. Elle poursuit ensuite avec l’analyse du roman proprement dite en commençant par étudier la psychologie des personnages principaux que sont Octave Mouret, Denise Baudu, les clientes et les employés du Bonheur des dames, mais aussi les petits commerces qui peinent à survivre depuis l’arrivée de ce géant. Vient ensuite l’analyse des thématiques du roman. Après s’être intéressée au développement du haut commerce, Caroline Drillon analyse l’histoire d’amour entre Octave Mouret et Denise Baudu, mais aussi l’évolution de la femme ainsi que l’importance de l’argent dans l’univers commercial. Dans le chapitre traitant du style et de l’écriture de l’auteur, elle nous propose de suivre pas à pas le travail réalisé par Zola pour composer son roman, nous racontant les recherches qu’ils a effectuées mais aussi la manière dont il a choisi de structurer son roman et les rouages utilisés pour tenir en haleine son lecteur. Enfin, pour terminer, elle envisage la réception de l’œuvre qui continue aujourd’hui encore à susciter l’intérêt des lecteurs.

The Ladies' Paradise (The Ladies' Delight) - Unabridged

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ladies' Paradise (The Ladies' Delight) - Unabridged” is formatted for your eReader with a functional table of contents. Also known as Au Bonheur des Dames; The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise; is the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. The novel is set in the world of the department store, an innovative development in mid-nineteenth century retail sales. Zola models his store after Le Bon Marché, which consolidated under one roof many of the goods hitherto sold in separate shops. In Au Bonheur des Dames, the store is a symbol of capitalism, the modern city and the bourgeois family. It is emblematic of changes in consumer culture, sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. The novel tells the story of Denise Baudu, a 20-year-old woman from Valognes who comes to Paris with her brothers and begins working at the department store Au Bonheur des Dames as a saleswoman. Zola describes the inner workings of the store from the employees' perspective, including the 13-hour workdays, the substandard food and the bare lodgings (for the female staff). Many of the conflicts in the novel spring from the struggles for advancement and the malicious infighting and gossip among the staff. Au Bonheur des Dames is a sequel to "Pot-Bouille". Like its predecessor, Au Bonheur des Dames focuses on Octave Mouret (b. 1840), who at the end of the previous novel married Caroline Hédouin, the owner of a small silk shop. Now a widower, Octave has expanded the business into an international retail powerhouse occupying (at the beginning of the book) most of an entire city block. Au Bonheur des Dames has been made into a number of films, television series and plays.

The Ladies' Paradise (Vizetelly Translation, Unabridged)

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Also known as Au Bonheur des Dames; The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise; is the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. The novel is set in the world of the department store, an innovative development in mid-nineteenth century retail sales. Zola models his store after Le Bon Marché, which consolidated under one roof many of the goods hitherto sold in separate shops. In Au Bonheur des Dames, the store is a symbol of capitalism, the modern city and the bourgeois family. It is emblematic of changes in consumer culture, sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century. The novel tells the story of Denise Baudu, a 20-year-old woman from Valognes who comes to Paris with her brothers and begins working at the department store Au Bonheur des Dames as a saleswoman. Zola describes the inner workings of the store from the employees' perspective, including the 13-hour workdays, the substandard food and the bare lodgings (for the female staff). Many of the conflicts in the novel spring from the struggles for advancement and the malicious infighting and gossip among the staff. Au Bonheur des Dames is a sequel to "Pot-Bouille". Like its predecessor, Au Bonheur des Dames focuses on Octave Mouret (b. 1840), who at the end of the previous novel married Caroline Hédouin, the owner of a small silk shop. Now a widower, Octave has expanded the business into an international retail powerhouse occupying (at the beginning of the book) most of an entire city block. Au Bonheur des Dames has been made into a number of films, television series and plays.

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'in this life, even if you don't ask for much you still end up with bugger all!' In a run-down quarter of Paris, Gervaise Macquart struggles to earn a living and support her family. She earns a pittance washing other people's dirty clothes in the local washhouse, and dreams of having her own laundry. But in order to start her business she must incur debt, and her feckless husband cannot resist the lure of the Assommoir, the local bar that supplies all the working men with cheap spirits and absinthe. As her money troubles grow, so Gervaise's life begins to spiral out of control, and she is trapped in a vicious web of want and neglect. The Assommoir is a pivotal novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. In it he lays bare the terrible poverty of the Parisian underclass, living in overcrowded tenements, addicted to drink, a world of squalor, and casual violence. It contains some of Zola's most powerful and graphic writing, unforgettable portrayals of individuals and their environment, and the fine line between self-respect and ruin.

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The spectacular development of early consumer society in Britain, France and the United States had a profound impact on constructions of femininity and masculinity, and commercial and cultural values in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on novels by Theodore Dreiser, George Gissing and Emile Zola, Just Looking, first published in 1985, addresses itself to a central paradox of the period: the perceived antithesis of the terms "commerce" and "culture" which emerged at a time which saw the actual drawing together of commercial and cultural practices. Drawing on structural, psychoanalytic and Marxist-feminist theory, Rachel Bowlby retrieves a relatively neglected literary area for contemporary political and theoretical concerns, re-establishing the naturalist novel as a rich source for feminists, literary theorists and cultural historians.

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Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spends his days drowning his sorrows in whisky. On the middle floor is Nick, a young man with Asperger's that likes to stick to his schedules and routines. The top floor belongs to Karen, a doctor and researcher that has spent her life trying to understand the rising rates of autism. They have lived their lives separately, until now, when an unsolved murder and the man on the middle floor connect them all together. Told from three points of view, this book is about disconnection in all its forms; sexual, physical, parental and emotional. It questions whether society is meeting the needs of the fast growing autistic section of society, or exacerbating it. Thought-provoking and thrilling, The Man on the Middle Floor will leave readers talking.

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By Émile Zola
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  • Total of Pages : 380
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The Ladies’ Delight (1883) is a novel by French author Émile Zola. The eleventh of twenty volumes of Zola’s monumental Les Rougon-Macquart series is an epic story of family, politics, class, and history that traces the disparate paths of several French citizens raised by the same mother. Spanning the entirety of the French Second Empire, Zola provides a sweeping portrait of change that refuses to shy away from controversy and truth as it gets to the heart of heredity and human nature. At the age of twenty, Denise Baudu moves to Paris with her brothers and finds work at “Au Bonheur des Dames,” a new department store owned by eccentric entrepreneur Octave Mouret. There, she grows accustomed to 13-hour days, inferior food and housing, and the constant grind of thankless labor. Despite her circumstances, she soon finds herself attracted to Mouret, a notorious womanizer whose exploitative business practices have alienated him from employees and local businesspeople. Mouret’s ambition and innovation have led him to corner the market on textiles, womenswear, furniture, and household goods, infuriating his competitors and driving smaller shops into bankruptcy. Until Denise, he has avoided tying himself down to another, intent on building a fortune for himself without the interference of family. Innocent at first, she soon learns how to manipulate Octave to do her bidding. The Ladies’ Delight is a story of family and fate, a thrilling and detailed novel that continues a series rich enough for its author to explore in twenty total volumes. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Émile Zola’s The Ladies’ Delight is a classic work of French literature reimagined for modern readers.

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'Melvyn Bragg's account of the passionate and painful love affair between the 12th century radical theologian, Peter Abelard, and the brilliant young convent-educated Eloise springs magnificently to life . . . Thrilling.' Piers Plowright, Tablet Paris in 1117. Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous, radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair, which incurs terrible retribution. Nine centuries later, Arthur is in Paris to recreate the extraordinary story of Heloise and Abelard in a novel. To his surprise, his daughter visits and agrees to help, challenging his portraits of a couple who seem often inscrutable, sometimes breathtakingly modern. It soon emerges she is on her own mission to discover more about her parents' fractured relationship - and that Arthur's connection to his subject is more emotional than he cares to admit.

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  • Total of Pages : 444
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His Masterpiece Emile Zola - L'uvre ('The Work' - often published in English under the title 'His Masterpiece') is the fourteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Emile Zola. The work in question is a work of art, with the main character, Claude Lantier trying to painta work of art that truly reflects his genius. The book is a fictional account of the author's actual friendship with French artist Paul Cézanne, and the story portrays the art world in Paris in the middle of the 19th century. Cézanne wasn't that impressed with the book though, and it is said that it caused the end of their friendship.

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141914882
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: tales-of-hoffmann.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This selection of Hoffmann's finest short stories vividly demonstrates his intense imagination and preoccupation with the supernatural, placing him at the forefront of both surrealism and the modern horror genre. Suspense dominates tales such as Mademoiselle de Scudery, in which an apprentice goldsmith and a female novelist find themselves caught up in a series of jewel thefts and murders. In the sinister Sandman, a young man's sanity is tormented by fears about a mysterious chemist, while in The Choosing of a Bride a greedy father preys on the weaknesses of his daughter's suitors. Master of the bizarre, Hoffman creates a sinister and unsettling world combining love and madness, black humour and bewildering illusion.

Au bonheur des dames

By Émile Zola
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  • Publisher : Le Livre de Poche
  • Book Code : 2253094641
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 301
  • Pdf File: au-bonheur-des-dames.pdf

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Édition enrichie (Préface, notes, dossier sur l'œuvre, chronologie et bibliographie) Octave Mouret affole les femmes de désir. Son grand magasin parisien, Au Bonheur des Dames, est un paradis pour les sens. Les tissus s’amoncellent, éblouissants, délicats. Tout ce qu’une femme peut acheter en 1883, Octave Mouret le vend, avec des techniques révolutionnaires. Le succès est immense. Mais ce bazar est une catastrophe pour le quartier, les petits commerces meurent, les spéculations immobilières se multiplient. Et le personnel connaît une vie d’enfer. Denise échoue de Valognes dans cette fournaise, démunie mais tenace. Zola fait de la jeune fille et de son puissant patron amoureux d’elle le symbole du modernisme et des crises qu’il suscite. Personne ne pourra plus entrer dans un grand magasin sans ressentir ce que Zola raconte avec génie : les fourmillements de la vie.

Au Bonheur des Dames

By Zola, Emile
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  • Publisher : Arvensa editions
  • Book Code : 2368417524
  • Total of Pages : 900
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: au-bonheur-des-dames.pdf

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Nouvelle édition de Au Bonheur des Dames augmentée de nombreuses annexes (Biographie panoramique — Les citations les plus célèbres de Zola — Notes d'un ami de Paul Alexis — Émile Zola, sa vie, son oeuvre de Edmond Lepelletier — Zola par Émile Faguet). L'ouvrage a été spécifiquement mis en forme pour votre liseuse. — Naviguez par simple clic de chapitre à chapitre ou de livre à livre. — Accédez instantanément à la table des matières hyperliée globale. — Une table des matières est placée également au début de chaque titre. A PROPOS DE L'ÉDITEUR :Les éditions Arvensa sont les leaders de la littérature classique numérique. Leur objectif est de vous faire connaître les oeuvres des grands auteurs de la littérature classique en langue française à un prix abordable tout en vous fournissant la meilleure expérience de lecture sur votre liseuse. Tous les titres sont produits avec le plus grand soin. Le service qualité des éditions Arvensa s’engage à vous répondre dans les 48h. Retrouvez tous les titres sur le site internet des éditions Arvensa.

Au bonheur des dames

By Emile Zola
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726310929
  • Total of Pages : 491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: au-bonheur-des-dames.pdf

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"Au bonheur des Dames", publié en 1883, est le onzième roman dans le cycle "Les Rougon-Macquart" de Zola. Il se déroule dans une boutique parisienne appartenant à Mr. Mouret. La jeune Denise y trouve un emploi après avoir quitté la campagne pour la capitale. Rapidement, elle se fait au rythme de la grande surface, mais tout aussi vite, les rumeurs se propagent entre les dentelles et les papiers cadeaux. Ce roman a été adapté plusieurs fois à l'écran, notamment en 2012 avec la série "The Paradise" de BBC One, qui fut diffusée sur Netflix. Emile Zola (1840-1902) est un des auteurs français les plus célèbres au monde et il fut l’une des figures de proue du mouvement littéraire naturaliste français. Activiste et engagé dans la cause sociale, son œuvre met à nu les vérités déplaisantes du 19e. Il explore notamment la pauvreté, la prostitution, et l'hypocrisie. Zola était également un journaliste et utilisait ses recherches journalistiques comme base pour ses romans. Son style est direct et sans fioritures. Son œuvre principale est sa série monumentale "Les Rougon-Macquart", constituée de vingt épisodes écrits entre 1871 et 1893. Chaque roman peut être lu individuellement et décrit la vie en France sous le Second Empire, à travers l'histoire d'une même famille. Les épisodes les plus connus sont "Nana" et "Germinal". Zola est aussi connu pour son "Thérèse Raquin".

Au bonheur des dames - Texte Abrégé

By Émile Zola
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  • Publisher : Livre de Poche Jeunesse
  • Book Code : 2013234783
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: au-bonheur-des-dames-texte-abrégé.pdf

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Paris, 1864. Au Bonheur des Dames, les femmes se bousculent pour la vente des nouveautés d'hiver. Étalages de tissus féériques, prix imbattables et personnel irréprochable. Octave Mouret, patron audacieux du grand magasin, ne recule devant rien pour séduire la clientèle. Pourquoi, alors, accepte-t-il une jeune provinciale timide au rayon des confections ? Denise n'a pas le profil d'une vendeuse et sa présence n'est pas sans attiser une certaine hostilité.

Au bonheur des dames d'Émile Zola

By Encyclopaedia Universalis
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  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Universalis
  • Book Code : 2852295423
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: au-bonheur-des-dames-d-Émile-zola.pdf

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Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d’Universalis Publié en feuilleton dans Gil Blas entre décembre 1882 et mars 1883 et aussitôt après en volume chez Charpentier, Au Bonheur des dames est le onzième volume de la série des Rougon-Macquart. Une fiche de lecture spécialement conçue pour le numérique, pour tout savoir sur Au bonheur des dames d'Émile Zola Chaque fiche de lecture présente une œuvre clé de la littérature ou de la pensée. Cette présentation est couplée avec un article de synthèse sur l’auteur de l’œuvre. A propos de l’Encyclopaedia Universalis : Reconnue mondialement pour la qualité et la fiabilité incomparable de ses publications, Encyclopaedia Universalis met la connaissance à la portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 200 auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photos, cartes, dessins...), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est la plus fiable collection de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

The Belly of Paris

By Émile Zola
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191604879
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: the-belly-of-paris.pdf

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'Respectable people... What bastards!' Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'état in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the city changed beyond recognition. The old Marché des Innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florent attempts an insurrection. Les Halles, apocalyptic and destructive, play an active role in Zola's picture of a world in which food and the injustice of society are inextricably linked. The Belly of Paris (Le Ventre de Paris) is the third volume in Zola's famous cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart. It introduces the painter Claude Lantier and in its satirical representation of the bourgeoisie and capitalism complements Zola's other great novels of social conflict and urban poverty. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Soil

By Émile Zola,Henry Vizetelly,Andrew Moore
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  • Publisher : Mondial
  • Book Code : 1595690883
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 109
  • Pdf File: the-soil.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two of Zola's best known works "The Soil," also known as "The Earth," and "The Rougon-Macquart" are packaged together in this volume. This English translation of "The Soil" in 1888 aroused such an outcry that a prosecution followed, and the translator and publisher, Henry Vizetelly, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.

The Drinking Den

By Émile Zola
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141911913
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: the-drinking-den.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set in the taverns of Paris, this is perhaps the first classical tragedy of working-class people living in the slums of a city. The Drinking Den (1877) is part of the Rougon-Macquart series, a naturalistic history of two branches of a family traced through several generations. Zola's work was influenced by contemporary theories of heredity and experimental science, and the behaviour of the two families is shown to be conditioned by environment and inherited characteristics, chiefly drunkenness and mental instability.

Nana

By Emile Zola
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  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Book Code : 1537807587
  • Total of Pages : 694
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: nana.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class prostitute during the last three years of the French Second Empire. A masterpiece of historical fiction, this seminal work by Emile Zola is required reading for anyone seeking an enhanced vision of the world!

The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete

By Émile Zola
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1447
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-three-cities-trilogy-complete.pdf

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"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete" by Émile Zola (translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Collapse of the Third Republic

By William L. Shirer
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Book Code : 0795342470
  • Total of Pages : 1010
  • Category : History
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: the-collapse-of-the-third-republic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn’t just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world’s oldest military powers—and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events—without losing sight of the personal experience. From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the twentieth Century’s most important historians makes the events of the fall accessible to a younger audience in vivid and memorable style.

The Fete at Coqueville (The Coqueville Spree)

By Emile Zola
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  • Publisher : Mondial
  • Book Code : 1595690867
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: the-fete-at-coqueville.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Zola has rarely displayed the quality of humour, but it is present in the story called "The Fete at Coqueville" ("La Fete a Coqueville"). Coqueville is the name given to a very remote Norman fishing-village, set in a gorge of rocks, and almost inaccessible except from the sea. Here a sturdy population of some hundred and eighty souls, all sprung from two rival families, live in the condition of a tiny Verona, torn between contending interests. A ship laden with liqueurs is wrecked on the rocks outside, and one precious cask after another comes riding into Coqueville over the breakers. The villagers spend a glorious week of perfumed inebriety... A very amusingly and very picturesquely told story. With an essay by Edmund Gosse about "The Short Stories of Zola."