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Zola, Émile 1840-1902

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Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

1,435 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 28 languages and held by 8,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1,587 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 38 languages and held by 7,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Prompted by his theories of heredity and environment, Zola set out to show Nana, "the golden fly", rising out of the underworld to feed on society--a predetermined product of her origins. Nana's latent destructiveness is mirrored in the Empire's, and they reflect each others' disintegration and final collapse in 1890. Built around the book's scientific skeleton is a powerful, sensual atmosphere and a rich use of words which elevate the novel beyond the realistic platform into a "poem of male desires." Part of Zola's famed Rougon-Macquart series of novels, this is the portrait of the scandal of Parisian society--Nana, a goddess of love who ruthlessly uses her sexuality to obtain wealth and to send her ruined lovers to the gutter from which she ascended. A tragic heroine ranking with Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary. Originally published in 1880, this is a new edition
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

948 editions published between 1867 and 2017 in 31 languages and held by 4,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

813 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,955 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 debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

468 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,331 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 )

602 editions published between 1890 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,195 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 )

557 editions published between 1855 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,908 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 )

463 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,487 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 )

373 editions published between 1000 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot Luck (1882) is the tenth in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of twenty novels illustrating the influence of environment on characters from all levels of society. Zola's most acerbic fictional satire, the novel is set in a newly constructed apartment block in the Rue de Choiseul in Paris. Seemingly a place of prosperity and harmony, it is riddled with snobbery and hypocrisy. Privilege forms but a thin veneer of respectability between the bourgeois tenants, who live in comfortable, heated apartments, and their servants who live in cold, partitioned cubicles under the roof, and work in the building's filthy kitchens
The earth = La terre by Émile Zola( Book )

422 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,153 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
The dream by Émile Zola( Book )

518 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,866 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."--BOOK JACKET
Doctor Pascal by Émile Zola( Book )

355 editions published between 1000 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Pascal (orig. French Le Docteur Pascal) is the twentieth and final novel of the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola, first published in June 1893 by Charpentier. Pascal, a physician in Plassans for 30 years, has spent his life cataloging and chronicling the lives of his family based on his theories of heredity. Pascal believes that everyone's physical and mental health and development can be classified based on the interplay between innateness (reproduction of characteristics based in difference) and heredity (reproduction based in similarity). Using his own family as a case study, Pas
The experimental novel, and other essays by Émile Zola( Book )

198 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five of these articles first appeared, translated into Russian, in the Messager deVE urope, a St. Petersburg review. The two others, entitled The Novel and Criticism, are but the gathering together of articles selected from a large number published in Le Bien Public and Le Voltaire. Allow me to publicly express my gratitude to the great nation which welcomed me so warmly, and adopted me, at a time when not a journal in Paris would accept what I wrote and everyone was my enemy in my literary battle. Russia, in one of my hours of pain and discouragement, revived my faith in myself, renewed my strength, and gave me a public, and that the most critical and impassioned of publics. Her criticism of my writings made me what I am to-day. I cannot speak of her without emotion, and I shall keep her in eternal remembrance. They are therefore polemics, manifestoes, if you will, written in the first flush of the idea, without any rhetorical subtilities. As they were to be translated into another tongue, I paid little attention to their literary form. My first intention was to rewrite them before publishing them in France
A love affair by Émile Zola( Book )

437 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,671 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
Au bonheur des dames = The ladies' delight by Émile Zola( Book )

429 editions published between 1883 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,658 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 masterpiece by Émile Zola( Book )

359 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,630 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
A priest in the house by Émile Zola( Book )

335 editions published between 1000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,608 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 )

426 editions published between 1891 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,598 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 ladies' paradise by Émile Zola( Book )

57 editions published between 1886 and 2017 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through charm, drive, and diligent effort Octave Mouret has become the director of one of the finest new department stores in Paris, Au Bonheur des Dames. Supremely aware of the power of his position, Mouret seeks to exploit the desire that his luxuriantly displayed merchandise arouses in the ladies who shop, and the aspirations of the young female assistants he employs. Charting the beginnings of the capitalist economy and bourgeois society, Zola captures in lavish detail the greedy customers and gossiping staff, and the obsession with image, fashion, and gratification that was a phenomenon of nineteenth-century French consumer society. Of all Zola's novels, this may be the one with the most relevance for our own time"--The publisher
Le capitaine Burle, Comment on meurt, Pour une nuit d'amour, Aux champs, La fête à Coqueville, L'inondation by Émile Zola( Book )

68 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative that circles around a French officer and reflects the disciplined life led by military men. However, there are human weaknesses that overcome the religiously executed drillings. A great illustration of the weak impulses that one cannot control. Engrossing!
 
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Aemilius Zola

Agrippa

Agrippa 1840-1902

Cholla

Cholla 1840-1902

Chŏlla, Emil 1840-1902

Emil Zolya

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola fransk forfatter og poet

Emile Zola

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Émile Zola escritor francés

Émile Zola escritor francés (1840-1902)

Émile Zola francia naturalista regényíró, műkritikus

Émile Zola francuski pisarz

Émile Zola Frans schrijver

Émile Zola französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist des 19. Jahrhunderts

Émile Zola French writer (1840-1902)

Émile Zola giornalista e scrittore francese

Émile Zola romancier, auteur dramatique, critique artistique et littéraire et journaliste français

Émile Zola romancier francez

Émile Zola skrivagner gallek

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

Zola.

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

Zuola

Zuola 1840-1902

Zоla, Е.

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

эмиль золя

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)

ਐਮਿਲ ਜ਼ੋਲਾ

எமிலி சோலா

എമിൽ സോള

အေမီး ဇိုလာ

ემილ ზოლა

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

ゾラ

ゾラ, エミール

ゾラ, エミール 1840-1902

埃米尔·左拉

左拉

左拉 1840-1902

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