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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by Emile Zola - Project Gutenberg
Zola tells the story of a terrific land-slide which overwhelmed the French Second Empire: It is a story of war, grim and terrible; of a struggle to the death between two great nations. The result is one of the masterpieces of literature.
by Emile Zola - ManyBooks
Zola's masterpiece of working life and everyday relationships; it exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. Germinal is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigor and power in this new translation.
by Emile Zola - Vizetelly
The Soil, around which a great controversy has raged, is a novel which treats of the conditions of life in France before the war with Prussia, and the downfall of the Second Empire. It is, in some respects, the most powerful of all Zola's novels.
by Emile Zola - eBooks@Adelaide
This is a study of the teeming life which surrounds the great central markets of Paris. It embraces a powerful allegory, the prose song of the eternal battle between the lean and the fat -- a battle in which the latter always come off successful.