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La bête humaine

Author: Émile Zola; Roger Pearson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Zola; Roger Pearson
ISBN: 0192822616 9780192822611
OCLC Number: 33817658
Language Note: Translation of: La bête humaine.
Description: lii, 372 p. ; 19 cm.
Series Title: World's classics.
Other Titles: Bête humaine.
Responsibility: Emile Zola ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Roger Pearson.

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"La bete humaine" (1890), the 17th novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. This translation captures Zola's fast-paced, dispassionate style, while the  Read more...

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