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Zola, Émile 1840-1902

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Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

1,407 editions published between 1884 and 2017 in 28 languages and held by 9,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860's
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

945 editions published between 1868 and 2017 in 31 languages and held by 5,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth novel by Émile Zola about adultery, murder, and revenge
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola( Book )

961 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 4,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877), is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature. At the centre of the novel stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband Coupeau squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, the local drinking shop, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor. L'Assommoir is the most finely crafted of Zola's novels, and this new translation captures not only the brutality but also the pathos of its characters' lives. This book is a powerful indictment of nineteenth-century social conditions, and the Introduction examines its relation to politics and art as well as its explosive effect on the literary scene
The ladies' paradise by Émile Zola( Book )

675 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 3,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provincial girl in 19th-century Paris takes part in the battle of the first department store versus the small shopkeepers
The debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

448 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Debacle seeks to explain why the Second Empire ended in a crushing military defeat and revolutionary violence. It focuses on ordinary soldiers, showing their bravery and suffering in the midst of circumstances they cannot control, and includes some of the most powerful descriptions Zola ever wrote. Zola skillfully integrates his narrative of events and the fictional lives of his characters to provide the finest account of this tragic chapter in the history of France."--Jacket
La Bête humaine by Émile Zola( Book )

579 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On one level a tale of murder, passion, and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his 'most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context
The belly of Paris by Émile Zola( Book )

539 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little known in this country, The Belly of Paris (Le Ventre de Paris) is one of Emile Zola's most wonderfully descriptive, humorous, and exciting fictions. In this novel the author of Germinal, L'Assommoir, Nana and Therese Raquin chooses as his locale the newly built food markets of Paris. Into this extravagance of food - which Zola describes in set pieces that wet the tongue, excite the ear, and stir up the belly - he places his young hero, the half-starved Florent, who has just escaped imprisonment in Cayenne. Florent finds himself at odds with a world he now knows is unjust. Gradually he takes up with the local Socialists, who are more at home in bars than on the revolutionary streets
The kill by Émile Zola( Book )

466 editions published between 1850 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incestuous affair of Renee Saccard and her stepson, Maxime, is set against the frenzied speculation of Renee's financier husband, Aristide, in a Paris swiftly becoming a modern metropolis and "the capital of the nineteenth century." In the end, setting and story merge in actions that leave a woman's spirit and a city's soul ravaged beyond repair
Restless house by Émile Zola( Book )

359 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematically exposing the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of adulteries and betrayals, a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions
The earth = La terre by Émile Zola( Book )

411 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a village in the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants' world and their visceral attachment to the land. Jean Macquart, a veteran of the battle of Solferino and now an itinerant farm labourer, is drawn into the affairs of the Fouan family when he starts courting young Franc̦oise. He becomes involved in a bitter dispute over the property of Papa Fouan when the old man divides his land between his three children. Resentment turns to greed and violence in a Darwinian battle for supremacy."--Page 4 of cover
Les Rougon-Macquart, histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le Second Empire. Texte intégral établi by Émile Zola( Book )

403 editions published between 1831 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Faute de l'abbé Mouret. . Emile
The sin of Father Mouret by Émile Zola( Book )

425 editions published between 1000 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church at Les Artaud stood on a hillock above the isolated village, looking out onto desolate landscape all around. It was to this harsh and near pagan place that the Abbe Serge Mouret had come as parish priest, hoping to realize his craving for solitude and his dream of an existence of Godlike purity. Then, one day, with his uncle Doctor Pascal, he goes to visit 'the Philosopher' at Paradou where they chance to meet the sixteen-year-old Albine. Later, when the Abbe falls ill, it is to Paradou that he is brought to recover. Unwittingly, in the enchanted garden, he falls to the temptation of Albine. But when at last he awakens from his dream-like state, he is horrified, and is left to confront his transgression. In this story, the fifth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola provides a damning indictment of the celibacy of the priesthood, and takes up the issue of the law of Nature versus the law of the Church. One of Zola's best works, it contains some of his most lyrical writing, in particular in the fine descriptions of the garden
The dream by Émile Zola( Book )

507 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"However, belying its appearance as a simple fairy-tale, the work reveals many of Zola's characteristic themes, in particular the conflict between heredity and environment, between spirituality and sensuality between the powerful and the powerless. The dream of Angelique is at once reality and illusion, and this interplay provides the driving force of the novel. Above all, the novel is, as Zola himself described it, 'a poem of passion', displaying the lyrical dimension of his genius." "This translation by Michael Glencross, the first in English since that of Eliza Chase in 1893, recaptures the vigour of Zola'a original. The translator also provides an introduction that places the novel in the context of Zola's life and work as a whole."--Jacket
The fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola( Book )

447 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Fortune des Rougon, originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Emile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series - and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d'état which created the French Second Empire under Napoleon III as experienced in a large provincial town in southern France.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A love affair by Émile Zola( Book )

427 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
A priest in the house by Émile Zola( Book )

327 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The arrival of Abbé Faujas in the provincial town of Plassans has profound consequences for the community, and for the family of François Mouret in particular. Faujas and his mother come to lodge with François, his wife Marthe, and their three children, and Marthe quickly falls under the influence of the priest. Ambitious and unscrupulous, Faujas gradually infiltrates into all quarters of the town, intent on political as well as religious conquest. Intrigue, slander, and insinuation tear the townsfolk apart, creating suspicion and distrust, and driving the Mourets to ever more extreme actions ... In one of the most psychological of his novels, Zola links small-town politics to the greater political and national dramas of the Second Empire"--Page 4 of cover
Money by Émile Zola( Book )

415 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead to the establishment of a powerful new bank and speculation on the stock market; Saccard meanwhile conducts his love life as energetically as he does his business, and his empire is seemingly unstoppable. Saccard, last encountered in The Kill (La Curee) in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, is a complex figure whose story intricately intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press. The repercussions of his dealings on all levels of society resonate disturbingly with the financial scandals of more recent times. This is the first new translation for more than a hundred years, and the first unabridged translation in English. The edition includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful historical notes
The masterpiece by Émile Zola( Book )

34 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude Lantier is an ambitious and talented young artist who has come from the provinces to conquer Paris but is conquered instead by the flaws of his own genius. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it is the most autobiographical of the twenty novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It provides a unique insight into Zola's career as a writer and his relationship with Cezanne, a friend since their schooldays in Aix-en-Provence. It also presents a well-documented account of the turbulent Bohemian world in which the Impressionists came to prominence despite the conservatism of the Academy and the ridicule of the general public
Émile Zola by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp( Book )

29 editions published between 1897 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Emile Zola by F. W. J Hemmings( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversy surrounded Zola during his life-time, and controversy has followed him ever since. No other French writer was so violently attacked by contemporaries, none had a more devoted following. This high priest of Naturalism scandalized France by the frankness of his treatment of the seamier side of human nature and electrified the whole of Europe and America by his denunciation of the military establishment of his country over the Dreyfus case. His reputation has remained in dispute ever since his mysterious death in 1902, some critics arguing his work's consistently high and original literary quality, others its undue reliance on cheap sensationalism. This biography, which at was the first in English for twenty-five years when it was first published in 1966, draws on significant material to present a full and rounded account of a life that progressed from abject poverty to powerful influence and relative affluence, an account that considerably modifies our ideas about a writer who was always a public figure but at the same time a defensively shy and secretive man. F.W.J. Hemmings delineates the social facts that lay behind Zola's great panoramic cycle of novels Les Rougon-Macquart, with its theme of corruption spreading through all levels of French society from the festering economic degradation at the bottom of the social scale
 
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Thérèse Raquin
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Aemilius Zola

Agrippa

Agrippa 1840-1902

Cholla

Cholla 1840-1902

Chŏlla, Emil 1840-1902

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Emilisōlā

Emilisōlā 1840-1902

Emīls Zolā

Jolla

Jolla 1840-1902

Raquin, Th.

Solā, E. 1840-1902

Sōlā, Emili

Sōlā, Emili 1840-1902

Solā, Emils 1840-1902

Tso-la

Tso-la 1840-1902

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Zola 1840-1902

Zolâ, È.

Zolā, E. 1840-1902

Zola, E. (Émile), 1840-1902

Zola, Eémile

Zola, Eémile Eédouard Charles Antoine

Zolâ, Èmilʹ

Zolâ Èmilʹ 1840-1902

Zola Émile

Zola, Émile 1840-1902

Zola, Émile Édouard Charles Antoine

Zola, Émile Édouard Charles Antoine 1840-1902

Zola, Émile Edouard Charls Antoine

Zola Emílio

Zola Emilio 1840-1902

Zolā, Emīls 1840-1902

Zolah, Emil

Zolah, Emil 1840-1902

Zolia, Eémil'

Zoli︠a︡, Ėmilʹ

Zoli︠a︡, Ėmilʹ 1840-1902

Zoli︠a︡, Emil,é

Zolja, Ẹmil'

Zolja, Ẹmil' 1840-1902

Zolya Emil

Zora 1840-1902

Zora, Emīru 1840-1902

Zuo, La

Zuo, La 1840-1902

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Zuola 1840-1902

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Εμίλ Ζολά

Ζολά Εμίλ 1840-1902

Емил Зола

Еміль Золя французький романіст, критик та політичний активіст

Зола Емил 1840-1902

Зола Э

Зола Э. 1840-1902

Золя Еміль 1840-1902

Золя Э

Золя Э. 1840-1902

Золя, Эмиль

Золя Эмиль 1840-1902

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Эмиль Золя французский писатель, публицист и политический деятель.

Эміль Заля

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אמיל זולא

אמיל זולא מחבר ועיתונאי צרפתי

זאלא, אמיל 1840-1902

זאלא, עמיל

זאלא, עמיל 1840-1902

זאליא, ע.

זאליא, עמיל

זולא, אמיל

זולא, אמיל 1840־1902

זולא, עמיל

זולה, אמיל

זולה, אמיל 1840-1902

זולה, אמיל 1902־1840

זולה, אמיל אדואר שארל אנטואן

כהנוב, אלפרד

اميل زولا

إميل زولا، 1840-1902

إميل زولا كاتب فرنسي

إميل فرنسوا زولا، 1840-1902

امیل زولا

ایمل زولا

زولا، اميل

इमिले जोला

एमिल जोला

এমিল জোলা ফরাসি উপন্যাসিক (১৮৪০-১৯০২)

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အေမီး ဇိုလာ

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에밀 졸라

조라, 에밀 1840-1902

졸라 1840-1902

졸라, E. 1840-1902

졸라, 에밀

졸라, 에밀 1840-1902

エミール・ゾラ

エミール・ゾラ 1840-1902

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ゾラ, エミール

ゾラ, エミール 1840-1902

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左拉 1840-1902

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