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The Jolly Parisiennes and Other Novelettes

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“The Jolly Parisiennes” by Émile Zola is a very clever, brilliant and interesting romance of a “grande passion” with an undercurrent of political intrigue. The plot is ingenious both in conception and execution, while the tone of the novel is exceedingly bright and vivacious. A peculiar phase of Parisian society is most agreeably dealt with. The heroines, Louise Neigeon and Berthe Gaucheraud, are very jolly ladies indeed, but they never forget that they are ladies, even in their merriest and most eccentric moods. They are handsome, graceful and captivating, tempering their seeming recklessness with the refinement of education and luxury. No wonder the young provincial hero, George de Vaugelade, was bewildered in their society and utterly lost his head. The other characters are a Countess with well-attended receptions; Felix Budin, a rather blasé young Parisian; Gaucheraud, a fat politician; and Monsieur Neigeon, a shadowy Deputy. “The Jolly Parisiennes” is a novel that everybody will read and relish. Several other novelettes by Zola are also in the volume. They are in the genuine Zola style, strong and interesting every one of them. - Summary by the Publisher (8 hr 46 min)

Chapters

The Jolly Parisiennes - I. Two Charmers

16:22

Read by MaryAnn

The Jolly Parisiennes - II. Salon and Theatre

14:29

Read by MaryAnn

The Jolly Parisiennes - III. The Maisons-Laffitte Races

15:49

Read by MaryAnn

The Jolly Parisiennes - IV. In the Volubilis Bower

12:18

Read by MaryAnn

The Jolly Parisiennes - V. The Reward

10:15

Read by MaryAnn

Mademoiselle Flavie - I. A Startling Proposition

18:23

Read by Lisa Reichert

Mademoiselle Flavie - II. Mademoiselle Flavie

14:21

Read by Lisa Reichert

Mademoiselle Flavie - III. A Spoiled Triumph

19:41

Read by Lisa Reichert

Mademoiselle Flavie - IV. Treachery

17:29

Read by Lisa Reichert

Mademoiselle Flavie - V. Won at Last

6:14

Read by Lisa Reichert

Nais, the Brunette - I. Frédéric

13:41

Read by KHand

Nais, the Brunette - II. Frédéric and Nais

13:58

Read by KHand

Nais, the Brunette - III. Discovered

14:02

Read by KHand

Nais, the Brunette - IV. Murderous Attempts

13:36

Read by KHand

Nais, the Brunette - V. The Landslip

11:54

Read by KHand

Madame Chabre - I. Hector

14:34

Read by Michele Fry

Madame Chabre - II. The Swimmers

14:39

Read by Michele Fry

Madame Chabre - III. Estelle's Enjoyments

15:11

Read by Michele Fry

Madame Chabre - IV. Shrimping

15:13

Read by Michele Fry

Madame Chabre - V. The Castelli Rocks

16:19

Read by Michele Fry

Margot's Gallant - I. The Mahés and the Floches

18:04

Read by Indu Nair

Margot's Gallant - II. The Strange Catch

20:58

Read by Indu Nair

Margot's Gallant - III. Tasting the Drink

19:16

Read by Indu Nair

Margot's Gallant - IV. More Jollification

17:44

Read by Indu Nair

Margot's Gallant - V. General Happiness

14:06

Read by Indu Nair

Marguerite - I. Alive in Death

12:21

Read by Brandon Weston

Marguerite - II. The Last Hope

14:05

Read by Brandon Weston

Marguerite - III. The Funeral

13:26

Read by Brandon Weston

Marguerite - IV. Buried Alive

15:28

Read by Brandon Weston

Marguerite - V. Back from the Grave

9:58

Read by Brandon Weston

The Soldier's Dreams

23:24

Read by KHand

The Fast

12:38

Read by KHand

The Marquise's Shoulders

7:14

Read by KHand

My Neighbor Jacques

8:15

Read by KHand

Big Michu

11:47

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)

A Strange Philosopher

7:33

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)

Out of Work

11:57

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)