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Title:Germinal (Les Rougon-Macquart, #13)
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0140447423
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Number of Pages:592
Category:Classics, Fiction, France, French literature

Germinal (Les Rougon-Macquart, #13) by Émile Zola, Roger Pearson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Germinal (Les Rougon-Macquart, #13) The thirteenth novel in mile 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 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 mean starvation or salvation for all .

New translation Includes introduction suggestions for further reading filmography chronology explanatory notes and glossary

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The Ladies Paradise Au Bonheur des Dames recounts the rise of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris The store is a symbol of capitalism of the modern city and of the bourgeois family it is emblematic of changes in consumer culture and the changes in sexual attitudes and class relations taking place at the end of the century This new translation of the eleventh novel in the Rougon Macquart cycle captures the spirit of one of Zola s greatest works, Wenn die ppige blonde Nana auf der B hne des Pariser Variet theaters steht sp rt jeder sie hat keinen Funken Talent Doch das macht nichts denn sie hat etwas anderes Nana das Kind aus der Gosse Tochter einer W scherin ausgestattet mit gro en sinnlichen Reizen steigt auf zur begehrtesten Kurtisane der Pariser Gesellschaft Sie wird zum Idol dem sich die M nner zu F en werfen Bankiers bringen ihr ein ganzes Verm gen zum Opfer Aristokraten ihre W rde J nglinge nehmen sich ihretwegen das Leben Nana in ihrer grenzenlosen Gier und Verschwendungssucht schreitet unger hrt ber sie hinweg sch n wie eine Sumpfbl te Sinnbild einer untergehenden ra, One of Zola s most famous realistic novels i Therese Raquin i is a clinically observed sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower classes in nineteenth century Parisian society br br Set in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a dingy haberdasher s shop in the passage du Pont Neuf in Paris this powerful novel tells how the heroine and her lover Laurent kill her husband Camille but are subsequently haunted by visions of the dead man and prevented from enjoying the fruits of their crime br br Zola s shocking tale dispassionately dissects the motivations of his characters mere human beasts who kill in order to satisfy their lust and stands as a key manifesto of the French Naturalist movement of which the author was the founding father Published in this is Zola s most important work before the Rougon Macquart series and introduces many of the themes that can be traced through the later novel cycle, A la fin d une chasse pendant la cur e les chiens d vorent les entrailles de la b te tu e Pour le jeune Zola qui d teste son poque c est le c ur de Paris entaill par les larges avenues de Napol on III que des sp culateurs v reux s arrachent Ce deuxi me volume des Rougon Macquart histoire naturelle et sociale d une famille sous le Second Empire est l un des plus violents Zola ne pardonne pas ces fortunes rapides qui inondent les all es du Bois d attelages l gants de toilettes de Worms et de bijoux clatants Aristide Saccard a r ussi Mais tout s est d natur autour de lui son pouse Ren e la femme qui se conduit en homme si belle et d s uvr e son fils Maxime l amant eff min de sa belle m re On accusa Zola d obsc nit Il r pliqua Une soci t n est forte que lorsqu elle met la v rit sous la grande lumi re du soleil