Abbe Mouret's Transgression

Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola ( 2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the...

L'assommoir

L'Assommoir (1877) is the seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the...

L'assommoir

The story of Gervaise Macquart, running away to Paris with her shiftless lover Lantier to work as a washerwoman in a hot, busy laundry in one of the seedier areas of the city. The...

Thérèse Raquin

"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...

The Dream

The Dream by Emile Zola. Le rêve is a simple tale of the orphan Angélique Marie (b. 1851), adopted by a couple of embroiderers, the Huberts, whose marriage is...

The Ladies' Paradise

Denise comes to Paris to work as a saleswoman at the heart of retail innovation – a new department store which threatens the existence of all the neighbourhood shops. Octave,...

The Masterpiece

"The Masterpiece", as it is entitled in English, is a fictionalised account of the Impressionist circle around Paul Cezanne. Zola, who had become an eminent art critic,...

Germinal

Germinal(1885) is the thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Often considered Zola's masterpiece. The novel's central...

The Fortune Of The Rougons

The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les...

The Fat And The Thin

The Fat And The Thin, also known as Le Ventre de Paris(1873) is the third novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. It is set in and around Les...

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