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The Belly of Paris

The Belly of Paris  

Émile ZolaBrian Nelson

Published in Print: 
25 June 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923227
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555840.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199555840
‘Respectable people… What bastards!’ Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'état in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the ... More
The Bright Side of Life

The Bright Side of Life  

Émile Zola and Andrew Rothwell  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 July 2018
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920097
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198753612.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780198753612
‘Neither spoke another word, they were gripped by a shared, unthinking madness as they plunged headlong together into vertiginous rapture.’ Orphaned with a substantial inheritance at the ... More
The Conquest of Plassans

The Conquest of Plassans  

Émile ZolaHelen Constantine, and Patrick McGuinness

Published in Print: 
12 June 2014
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923623
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199664788.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199664788
‘Abbé Faujas has arrived!’ The arrival of Abbé Faujas in the provincial town of Plassans has profound consequences for the community, and for the family of François Mouret in particular. ... More
Doctor Pascal

Doctor Pascal  

Émile ZolaJulie Rose, and Brian Nelson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
27 August 2020
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920066
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198746164.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780198746164
‘There's something of everything there, the best and the worst, the vulgar and the sublime, flowers, muck, tears, laughter, the river of life itself’ Pascal Rougon has served as a doctor in ... More
The Dream

The Dream  

Émile Zola and Paul Gibbard  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
27 September 2018
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920059
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198745983.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745983
Is it wrong to love whatever is beautiful and rich? I love it precisely because it is beautiful, because it is rich - because, I think, it brings joy to my heart.’ On Christmas day, in the ... More
Earth

Earth  

Émile Zola, Brian Nelson  (ed.) , and Julie Rose  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
01 June 2016
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923739
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199677870.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199677870
‘Only the earth is immortal…the earth we love enough to commit murder for her.’ Zola's novel of peasant life, the fifteenth in the Rougon-Macquart series, is generally regarded as one of ... More
The Fortune of the Rougons

The Fortune of the Rougons  

Émile ZolaBrian Nelson

Published in Print: 
09 August 2012
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923272
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199560998.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199560998
He thought he could see, in a flash, the future of the Rougon-Macquart family, a pack of wild satiated appetites in the midst of a blaze of gold and blood.’ Set in the fictitious Provençal ... More
Germinal

Germinal  

Émile ZolaPeter Collier, and Robert Lethbridge

Published in Print: 
10 July 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920806
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536894.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536894
Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for ... More
His Excellency Eugène Rougon

His Excellency Eugène Rougon  

Émile Zola and Brian Nelson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 April 2018
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920073
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198748250.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198748250
‘He loved power for power's sake . . . He was without question the greatest of the Rougons.’ His Excellency Eugène Rougon (1876) is the sixth novel in Zola's twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart ... More
The Kill

The Kill  

Émile ZolaBrian Nelson

Published in Print: 
10 July 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920837
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536924.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536924
‘It was the time when the rush for spoils filled a corner of the forest with the yelping of hounds, the cracking of whips, the flaring of torches. The appetites let loose were satisfied at ... More
L'Assommoir

L'Assommoir  

Émile ZolaMargaret Mauldon, and Robert Lethbridge  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
29 January 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921469
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538683.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538683
The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877) is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged ... More
La Bête humaine

La Bête humaine  

Émile ZolaRoger Pearson

Published in Print: 
29 January 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921452
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538669.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538669
Did possessing and killing amount to the same thing deep within the dark recesses of the human beast? La Bete humaine (1890), is one of Zola’s most violent and explicit works. On one level ... More
La Débâcle(reissue)

La Débâcle: (reissue)  

Émile ZolaElinor Dorday, and Robert Lethbridge  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
22 June 2017
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920134
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198801894.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198801894
‘My title speaks not merely of war, but also of the crumbling of a regime and the end of a world.’ The penultimate novel of the Rougon-Macquart cycle, La Débâcle (1892) takes as its subject ... More
The Ladies' Paradise

The Ladies' Paradise  

Émile ZolaBrian Nelson

Published in Print: 
10 July 2008
eISBN: 
9780191920813
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536900.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536900
The Ladies’ Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the ... More
A Love Story

A Love Story  

Émile ZolaHelen Constantine, and Brian Nelson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 October 2017
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191919992
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198728641.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198728641
‘Everything revolved around their love. They were constantly bathed in a passion that they carried with them, around them, as though it were the only air they could breathe.’ Hélène ... More
The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece  

Émile ZolaThomas Walton, and Roger Pearson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
10 July 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920820
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536917.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536917
The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own ... More
Money

Money  

Émile ZolaValerie Minogue

Published in Print: 
13 March 2014
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923524
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199608379.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199608379
‘The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.’ Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make ... More
Nana

Nana  

Émile ZolaHelen Constantine, and Brian Nelson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 March 2020
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920165
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198814269.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198814269
‘She was the golden beast, an unconscious force, the very scent of her could bring the world to ruin.’ Nana, daughter of a drunk and a laundress, is the Helen of Troy of Paris. A sexually ... More
Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille)

Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille)  

Émile Zola and Brian Nelson  (ed.)

Published in Print: 
29 January 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921476
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538706.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538706

This new translation of Zola's most acerbic social satire captures the directness and robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions. ...

The Sin of Abbé Mouret

The Sin of Abbé Mouret  

Émile ZolaValerie Minogue

Published in Print: 
11 May 2017
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920028
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198736639.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198736639
‘I really don't understand how people can blame a priest so much, when he strays from the path.’ The Sin of Abbé Mouret tells the compelling story of the young priest Serge Mouret. Striving ... More

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