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Emile Zola - Author

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Zola was born in Paris in 1840. He was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism.

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The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

Doctor Pascal

Doctor Pascal

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

'There's something of everything there, the best and the worst, the vulgar and the sublime, flowers, muck, tears, laughter, the river of life itself' Pascal Rougon has served as a doctor in the rural French town of Plassans for thirty years. He lives a quiet life with his faithful servant Martine and young niece Clotilde. Pascal is a man of science, striving to find the ultimate cure for all diseases. This puts him at odds with his niece, who is horrified by his denial of religious faith. Clotilde also distrusts Pascal's lifelong ambition to create a family tree on scientific principles, based upon his theories of heredity. Tensions in the household are fuelled by Pascal's scheming mother, Felicite, as the final episode in the great Rougon-Macquart saga plays out. Dr Pascal is the passionate conclusion to Zola's twenty-novel sequence, and the most eloquent expression of the ideas on heredity and human progress that have underpinned it. Human relations are at its heart, as Pascal and Clotilde are bound ever closer by ties of family and love.

Abbe Mouret's Transgression (Esprios Classics)

Abbe Mouret's Transgression (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

His Masterpiece (Esprios Classics)

His Masterpiece (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

The Dream (Esprios Classics)

The Dream (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Fruitfulness (Esprios Classics)

Fruitfulness (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Doctor Pascal (Esprios Classics)

Doctor Pascal (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Theresa Raquin (Esprios Classics)

Theresa Raquin (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Fiche de lecture Germinal (Etude integrale)

Fiche de lecture Germinal (Etude integrale)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Fiche de lecture L'Oeuvre (Etude integrale)

Fiche de lecture L'Oeuvre (Etude integrale)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Fiche de lecture La Fortune des Rougon (Etude integrale)

Fiche de lecture La Fortune des Rougon (Etude integrale)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Fiche de lecture Une page d'amour (Etude integrale)

Fiche de lecture Une page d'amour (Etude integrale)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Nana de Emile Zola (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Nana de Emile Zola (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Pot-Bouille de Emile Zola (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Pot-Bouille de Emile Zola (fiche de lecture et analyse complete de l'oeuvre)

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Nana

Nana

Author: Emile Zola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

'She was the golden beast, an unconscious force, the very scent of her could bring the world to ruin.' Nana, daughter of a drunk and a laundress, is the Helen of Troy of Paris. A sexually magnetic high-class prostitute and actress, she becomes a celebrity, rapidly conquering society, ruining all men who fall under her spell-especially Count Muffat, Chamberlain to the Empress. Nana herself meets a terrible fate, consumed by her own dissipation and extravagance, just as the disastrous war with Prussia is declared. Nana is the ninth instalment in the twenty volume Rougon-Macquart series. The novel opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, the glittering setting-and object-of Zola's scathing denunciation of society's hypocrisy and moral corruption. Nana comes to symbolize the Second Empire regime itself in all its excesses; but in the final chapters, the narrator seems to suggest that the coming disaster is not so much a result of the corruption of the Empire, as of rampant female sexuality.

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