Author: Émile Zola

Only the earth is immortal…the earth we love enough to commit murder for her.’,Zola’s novel of peasant life, the fifteenth in the Rougon-Macquart series, is generally regarded as one of his finest achievements, comparable to Germinal and L’Assommoir. Set in a village in the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants’ world and their visceral at….Read More

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The Black Prince (Vintage Classics)

A story about being in love The Black Prince is also a remarkable intellectual thriller with a superbly involuted plot, and a meditation on the nature of art and love… Continue Reading Posted in: Didactic Fiction, Erotic Stories, Murder

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Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the… Continue Reading Posted in: Domestic Fiction, Family Relationships, Poets Family Relationships


The thirteenth novel in Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity’s capacity for compassion and hope.Etienne… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Filmography, French Fiction Translations Into English, Literary Criticism & Theory, Victorian Literary Criticism


Author: Émile Zola Sorry we couldn’t find a book description. Please use the goodreads and/or amazon links on the book page to read more.....Read More Amazon goodreads Review this Book… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Classic Literary Fiction, Literature, Literature & Fiction in French, Modern, Novels

Au Bonheur des Dames

Now the basis for the major BBC tv adaptation The Paradise, this is a lavish drama and a timeless commentary on consumer capitalism. The Penguin Classics edition of Émile Zola's… Continue Reading Posted in: City Life Fiction, Modernism Literary Criticism, Short Stories, Social Conditions, Social History

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