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Thérèse Raquin By Émile Zola
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Thérèse Raquin was first published in 1867, originally in serial format in L'Artiste and then in novel format later the same year. Zola also adapted the novel as a play, which was first... More > performed in 1873. 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 many ways is deeply selfish. Therese's husband, Camille, is sickly and egocentric, and when the opportunity arises, Thérèse enters into a turbulent and sordidly passionate affair with one of Camille's friends, Laurent.< Less
Nana By Émile Zola
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Nana tells the story of the rise of Nana Coupeau from a street prostitute to a high class cocotte (courtesan) during the final years of the Second French Empire. Through her performance in La blonde... More > Vénus, a fictional operetta, she attracts the attention of society and proceeds to destroy every man that she encounters. Nana is the ninth volume of Zola's Rougon-Macquart series and was published in 1880. The novel depicts the moral corruption that Zola believed was the cause of the downfall of the Second Empire.< Less
L'Assommoir By Émile Zola
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L'Assommoir is a novel of alcoholism and dissipation set in Paris in the late nineteenth century. It is the seventh volume of Émile Zola's twenty-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series, and was... More > published in 1877. L'Assommoir is a hard hitting depiction of working class life in Paris and was widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, and is today considered one of Zola's masterpieces.< Less

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