by Emile Zola
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 1880
Number of pages: 400
This novel, first published in 1880, tells the story of ruthless protagonist Nana's rise from the gutter to the height of Parisian society. The book's heavy allusion to sexual favors caused it to be denounced as pornography upon publication, which, of course, made it a big hit.
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