The Ladies' Delight is the eleventh novel by Émile Zola in his Rougon-Macquart series. The novel was first published in 1883. Here the line of the Mouret family from the novels Pot Luck and The Conquest of Plassans develops. The Ladies' Delight is a store that sells everything. It is run by Octave Mouret who left Plassans for Paris. The protagonist is Denise Baudu, a girl looking for a job to support her two younger brothers.