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Germinal

Author: Émile Zola; Peter Collier
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!" While it is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, Germinal is also a complex novel of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Zola; Peter Collier
ISBN: 9780199536894 0199536899
OCLC Number: 226280301
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 538 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Germinal.
Responsibility: Émile Zola ; translated by Peter Collier ; with an introduction by Robert Lethbridge.
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Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!" While it is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, Germinal is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigor and power in this new translation. It is also the thirteenth book in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, which celebrates its centenary in October 1993 with a new film version of Germinal starring Gerard Depardieu.

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'masterpiece' Oxford Times 'A good translator uses the language of his day; the original text remains fixed, but translations must move with the times. Collier's, though differing from, and not Read more...

 
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