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    DescriptionThe Ladies' Paradise is a compelling story of ambition and love set against the backdrop of the spectacular rise of the department store in 1860s Paris. Octave Mouret is a business genius who transforms a modest draper's shop into a hugely successful retail enterprise, masterfully exploiting the desires of his female customers and ruining small competitors along the way. Through the eyes of trainee salesgirl Denise we see the inner workings of the store and the relations and intrigues among the staff, human dramas played out alongside the relentless pursuit of commercial supremacy. Now adapted for BBC Television and given a British setting in The Paradise, Zola's novel is a masterly portrayal of life in the bustling, gossipy world of the best department store in town. 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.


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    Title
    The Ladies' Paradise (BBC Tie-in)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emile Zola, Translated by Brian Nelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199675968
    ISBN 10: 0199675961
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, FIC021000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 843.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADF
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
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    DC23: 843.8
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    LC classification: PQ2497.A8 E5 2012
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media Tie In
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Brian Nelson is an Emeritus Professor of French Studies and Translation at Monash University, Melbourne. He is the author or editor of twelve books on aspects of modern French and European culture, including The Cambridge Companion to Emile Zola, and he has translated four other Zola novels for the Oxford World's Classics series."
    Review quote
    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