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  • Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
    Therese Raquin (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a dingy haberdasher's shop on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. Therese Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and borught its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life.

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  • His Excellency Eugene Rougon by Emile Zola
    His Excellency Eugene Rougon (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    His Excellency Eugene Rougon is the sixth in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. Here, the novel presents a detailed picture of court and political circles during the Second Empire, satirizing the corruption and cronyism at its heart.

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  • The Bright Side of Life by Emile Zola
    The Bright Side of Life (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    When Pauline Quenu is taken to the seaside to live with her relatives, her love of life contrasts with the pessimism which infects the family. This is the twelfth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, remarkable for it's depictions of intense emotions and physical and mental suffering.

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  • The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola
    The Belly of Paris (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    Florent Quenu returns to Paris after being unjustly imprisoned and finds the city utterly changed. The great new food market, Les Halles, has been built, and food dominates the political and social life of the capital. The third in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, The Belly of Paris appears in a vibrant new translation.

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  • Money by Emile Zola
    Money (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    Money centres on the figure of Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, and his unscrupulous money-making schemes. His story intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press, and resonates disturbingly with our own times. This is the first new translation for more than a hundred years, and the first unabridged translation in English.

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  • The Dream by Emile Zola
    The Dream (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    In The Dream, the sixteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola blends mysticism and fairy tale with naturalism as an orphan girl falls in love with a nobleman.

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  • A Love Story by Emile Zola
    A Love Story (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    A fascinating study in sexual psychology and sexual politics, the novel focuses on Helene Grandjean, a widow, and her shifting emotional states. This is the eighth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, and the first modern translation for more than fifty years.

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  • The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
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    The Fortune of the Rougons is the first in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. Not only the inaugural novel, it is the series' founding text, establishing its genealogical basis. The family's greed and rapacity mirrors the diseased society in which it flourishes. This lively new translation is accompanied by introduction and notes.

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  • Germinal by Emile Zola
    Germinal (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    A depiction of the poverty and wretchedness of a mining community in northern France under the second empire.

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  • Earth by Emile Zola
    Earth (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.

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  • Therese Raquin by Emile Zola
    Therese Raquin (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    When Therese Raquin is forced to marry the sickly Camille, she sees a bare life stretching out before her, leading every evening to the same cold bed and every morning to the same empty day. Escape comes in the form of her husband's friend, Laurent, and Therese throws herself headlong into an affair.

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  • The Kill by Emile Zola
    The Kill (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    The Kill (La Cur?e) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world. Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single,...

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  • The Sin of Abbe Mouret by Emile Zola
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    The Sin of Abbe Mouret is the fifth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It follows Serge Mouret, a young priest, aspiring to perfect purity and sanctity. An illness leaves him with amnesia, and no longer knowing he is a priest, he falls in love with his nurse. Together they roam an Eden-like garden called the 'Paradou'.

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  • The Downfall by Emile Zola
    The Downfall (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    La Débâcle is a novel by Émile Zola published in 1892, the penultimate in les Rougon-Macquart series. The novel is by far the longest of the Rougon-Macquart series and it starts in the summer of 1870, when after serious diplomatic tensions, France has declared war on Prussia. Its main character is Jean Macquart, a farmer who after having lost his wife and land, has joined the army for the...

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  • Nana by Emile Zola
    Nana (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was a perfect target for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. In this new translation, the fate of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, stylish English....

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  • Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) by Emile Zola
    Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) (Multiple languages, Paperback) Emile Zola

    The Ladies' Delight is the glittering Paris department store run by Octave Mouret. He has used charm and drive to become director of this mighty emporium, unscrupulously exploiting his young female staff and seducing his lady customers with luxurious displays of shimmering silks, satins, velvets and lace.

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  • La Bete humaine by Emile Zola
    La Bete humaine (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    La Bete humaine (1890), the seventeenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. 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. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and...

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  • Germinal by Emile Zola
    Germinal (English, Paperback) Emile Zola

    In Zola's masterpiece of naturalistic fiction, a young idealist instigates a strike in a 19th-century mining community, setting the stage for a brutal clash between labor and capital.

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  • Germinal by Emile Zola
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  • Une Page d'Amour by Emile Zola
    Une Page d'Amour (French, Paperback) Emile Zola $12.50
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