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A Chambermaid's Diary [ Le Journal d'une femme de Chambre ]

By: Mirbeau, Octave

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, The Fortune Press 1934: 1934

Edition: First English Edition

Book number: 33248

Condition: Near Fine


no date [1934] 350 pp., uncut. Bound in a modern half black morocco, with marbled boards and gilt lettering. This novel presents itself as the diary of Mademoiselle Célestine R., a chambermaid. Her first employer fetishizes her boots, and she later discovers the elderly man dead, with one of her boots stuffed into his mouth. Later on, Célestine becomes the maid of a bourgeois couple and is perfectly aware that she is entangled in the power struggles of their marriage. Célestine ends by becoming a bourgeois café hostess, a materialist who mistreats her servants in turn. (with than... View more info