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Author: Émile Zola; Roger Pearson
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2004.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a strike that could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Zola; Roger Pearson
ISBN: 9780140447422 0140447423
OCLC Number: 53389035
Description: xlv, 546 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Germinal.
Responsibility: Émile Zola ; translated with an introduction and notes by Roger Pearson.

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

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[<i>Germinal</i>] made me realize that when books are considered classics, most of the time they re actually very readable and exciting. <b>Daniel Radcliffe</b>"

 
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