Émile Zola

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'accuse. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.










Germinal

Émile Zola - Publisher : Penguin Group

Thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Often considered Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels in the French tradition, the novel – an uncompromisingly harsh and realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s – has been published and translated in over one hundred countries and has additionally inspired five film...
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In the metro, train, bus

Winter

For all

Not easy to read

Great classic

Between 10 and 20$

At least one month













Nana

Émile Zola - Publisher : Penguin Group

Nana is the ninth installment in the 20-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series. Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class prostitute during the last three years of the French Second Empire. Nana first appeared near the end of Zola's earlier novel Rougon-Macquart series, L'Assommoir (1877), where she is the daughter of an abusive drunk. At the conclusion of that novel,...
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Pour tous les jours

Spring

To my female lover

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days













Therese Raquin

Émile Zola - Publisher : Penguin Group

Thérèse Raquin tells the story of a young woman, unhappily married to her first cousin by an overbearing aunt who may seem to be well-intentioned but in many ways is deeply selfish. Thérèse's husband, Camille, is sickly and egocentric, and when the opportunity arises, Thérèse enters into a turbulent and sordidly passionate affair with one of Camille's friends, Laurent.In his preface, Zola...
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To not die of boredom

Autumn

To my friends

enough easy to read

Great classic

Between 10 and 20$

A few days













The Drinking Den

Émile Zola - Publisher : Penguin Group

Seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the novel—a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge commercial success and helped establish Zola's fame and reputation throughout France and the world.The novel is essentially the story of Gervaise Macquart, who was featured briefly...
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To not die of boredom

Winter

For all

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days






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