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Zola, Émile 1840-1902

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Nana by Émile Zola( Book )

1,705 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 38 languages and held by 10,205 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
Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

1,553 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 31 languages and held by 9,817 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 )

976 editions published between 1867 and 2018 in 32 languages and held by 7,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

820 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 5,404 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 belly of Paris by Émile Zola( Book )

584 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 4,253 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 debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

525 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,108 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 )

617 editions published between 1840 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic train driver falls for a married woman, plans with her to kill her husband, but finally strangles her instead
Doctor Pascal by Émile Zola( Book )

365 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intensive summer workshop on method acting brings fifteen-year-old Albie insight on sexual expression, identity, and conduct of life
The ladies' paradise by Émile Zola( Book )

167 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,464 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
Restless house by Émile Zola( Book )

378 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 2,429 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 dream by Émile Zola( Book )

541 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,412 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
The earth = La terre by Émile Zola( Book )

450 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jeremy's elderly mother dies, he takes in two boarders: a young woman and her child
The kill by Émile Zola( )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 1,986 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
Le capitaine Burle, Comment on meurt, Pour une nuit d'amour, Aux champs, La fête à Coqueville, L'inondation by Émile Zola( )

68 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,958 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!
A love affair by Émile Zola( Book )

458 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,940 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
Money by Émile Zola( Book )

450 editions published between 1891 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,894 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 )

388 editions published between 1886 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,859 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 )

350 editions published between 1000 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,817 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
The experimental novel, and other essays by Émile Zola( Book )

197 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,802 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
La curée by Émile Zola( Book )

449 editions published between 1850 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2nd novel in Émile Zola's 20-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. It deals with property speculation and the lives of the extremely wealthy Nouveau riche of the Second French Empire, against the backdrop of Baron Haussmann's reconstruction of Paris in the 1850s and 1860s
 
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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

Émile Zola

Émile Zola emil zola

Émile Zola escriptor francès

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 fransk författare och dramatiker

Émile Zola französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist des 19. Jahrhunderts

Émile Zola French writer

Émile Zola French writer (1840-1902)

Émile Zola giornalista e scrittore francese

Émile Zola Penulis buku

Émile Zola Prantsusmaa kirjanik

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

Émile Zola romancier francez

Émile Zola shkrimtar francez

Émile Zola skrivagner gallek

Emilisōlā

Emilisōlā 1840-1902

Emīls Zolā

Jolla

Jolla 1840-1902

Raquin, Th.

Solā, E. 1840-1902

Solā, E. (Emils), 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

Zolā, E. (Emils), 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

Zolja, ?mil' 1840-1902

Zolya Emil

Zora

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

Агриппа псевдоним 1840-1902

Емил Зола

Емил Зола француски писац

Еміль Золя французький романіст, критик та політичний активіст

Зола Емил 1840-1902

Зола Э

Зола Э. 1840-1902

Зола, Эмиль

Золя Еміль 1840-1902

Золя Э

Золя Э. 1840-1902

Золя, Э. (Эмиль), 1840-1902

Золя, Эмиль

Золя Эмиль 1840-1902

эмиль золя

Эмиль Золя французский писатель, публицист и политический деятель.

Эміль Заля

Էմիլ Զոլա

Էմիլ Զոլա ֆրանսիացի գրող

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

ఎమయిల్ జోల ఫ్రెంచ్ రచయిత

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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