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Zola was the spokesperson for the naturalist novel in France and the leader of a school that championed the infusion of literature with new scientific theories of human development drawn from Charles Darwin (see Vol. 5) and various social philosophers. The theoretical claims for such an approach, which are considered simplistic today, were outlined by Zola in his Le Roman Experimental (The Experimental Novel, 1880). He was the author of the series of 20 novels called The Rougon-Macquart, in which he attempted to trace scientifically the effects of heredity through five generations of the Rougon and Macquart families. Three of the outstanding volumes are L'Assommoir (1877), a study of alcoholism and the working class; Nana (1880), a story of a prostitute who is a femme fatale; and Germinal (1885), a study of a strike at a coal mine. All gave scope to Zola's gift for portraying crowds in turmoil. Today Zola's novels have been appreciated by critics for their epic scope and their visionary and mythical qualities. He continues to be immensely popular with French readers. His newspaper article "J'Accuse," written in defense of Alfred Dreyfus, launched Zola into the public limelight and made him the political conscience of his country. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Germinal (Author) 4,774 copies, 72 reviews
Nana 3,544 copies, 58 reviews
Thérèse Raquin 2,836 copies, 69 reviews
L'Assommoir 2,138 copies, 38 reviews
The Ladies' Paradise (Author) 1,842 copies, 50 reviews
The Beast Within 1,428 copies, 25 reviews
The Belly of Paris 1,045 copies, 26 reviews
The Kill 819 copies, 13 reviews
The Masterpiece 817 copies, 15 reviews
The Fortune of the Rougons 770 copies, 20 reviews
The Debacle (Author) 715 copies, 11 reviews
Earth 639 copies, 12 reviews
Pot Luck (Author) 516 copies, 13 reviews
Money 463 copies, 6 reviews
The Dream 437 copies, 10 reviews
The Sin of Father Mouret 426 copies, 16 reviews
The Conquest of Plassans 323 copies, 9 reviews
A Love Story 315 copies, 7 reviews
His Excellency Eugène Rougon 277 copies, 9 reviews
The Joy of Life (Author) 269 copies, 4 reviews
Doctor Pascal 255 copies, 3 reviews
Lourdes (Author) 116 copies, 1 review
Paris 111 copies, 1 review
For a Night of Love 102 copies, 2 reviews
Rome (Author) 98 copies, 3 reviews
Truth (Author) 70 copies, 2 reviews
Madeleine Férat 54 copies, 1 review
The Works of Emile Zola 52 copies, 1 review
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Les Rougon-Macquart, tome I (Author) 46 copies, 2 reviews
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Les Rougon-Macquart, tome v 25 copies, 2 reviews
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J'accuse 20 copies
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Obras Selectas I 1 copy, 1 review
Critical Theory Since Plato (Contributor, some editions) 365 copies
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
Paris Tales (Contributor) 103 copies, 2 reviews
French Short Stories (Contributor) 78 copies
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Zola (Contributor) 18 copies
Thirst [2009 film] (Original book) 15 copies
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Thérèse Raquin [1953 film] (Original book) 11 copies, 2 reviews
Germinal Zola (Contributor) 9 copies
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Profil d'une oeuvre : La bête humaine, Zola (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Le livre Terre humaine (Contributor) 3 copies
French short stories (Contributor) 2 copies
Nana [1926 film] (Based on the novel by) 2 copies
Emile Zola Germinal (Contributor) 1 copy

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