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La Fille Elisa

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" Cet homme, je ne sais pas si je l'aime, mais il me dirait : Ta peau, je la veux pour m'en faire une paire de bottes, que je lui crierais : Prends-la ! "

En somme, je trouve ce livre plein de talent. Telle est mon opinion sincère. Gustave Flaubert
Paperback, 173 pages
Published 2004 by Zulma (first published January 1st 1990)
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Markus
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
La fille Elisa
Edmond de Goncourt (1822-1896)
La fille Elisa is an exceptionally emotional study of the life of girls and young women in the miserable world of prostitution. It reminds me a lot of ‘Les Miserables’, by Victor Hugo.
The construction of the novel is quite unusual and daring. The first few pages give away the outcome.
Then, the first book tells Elisa’s childhood and young life, at the end of which we come back to the beginning. In book two then, resulting from the outcome of the first,
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Etienne
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
2,5/5. Assez bien écrit, mais malheureusement pas aussi percutant que je l'aurais cru. La réalité de la prostitution de l'époque y est décrit de façon réaliste, il me semble, et assez dure, mais il y a un décalage émotif, qui fait qu'on reste assez détaché de tout ce qui est raconté.
Mazel
Aug 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman
Roman publié en 1877.

Itinéraire passionné d'une prostituée, de son enfance misérable à sa mort en prison.
Jose Moa
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is a sordid,hard,sad,realist novel about the prostitution environeent in the 19 century in France and a critic of the correctional system,written in neat,and at times brilliant and moving prose.

The novel yet is almost a documentary about the life,feelings ,motivations and causes of the girls falling in this situation in the provincial and Paris houses,is centerd in the biography of the prostitute Elisa.
Her happy chilhood in the countryside,her tormented adolescence in Paris where her lost a
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David Lomas
Short, bleak and sad. Might be of more interest now as social history than for its literary qualities which is perhaps why it is not readily obtainable in print but a clear influence on Émile Zola with its unsparing account of a prostitute turned murderer and life prisoner.
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Edmond de Goncourt was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt. He was born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt in Nancy.
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