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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) — biography from Germinal… (more)
Germinal 5,176 copies, 76 reviews
Nana 3,811 copies, 65 reviews
Thérèse Raquin 3,042 copies, 80 reviews
L'Assommoir 2,333 copies, 43 reviews
The Ladies' Paradise 1,996 copies, 52 reviews
The Beast Within 1,548 copies, 25 reviews
The Belly of Paris 1,150 copies, 27 reviews
The Masterpiece 904 copies, 15 reviews
The Kill 894 copies, 17 reviews
The Fortune of the Rougons 851 copies, 25 reviews
The Debacle 784 copies, 11 reviews
Earth 694 copies, 12 reviews
Pot Luck 558 copies, 14 reviews
Money 499 copies, 4 reviews
The Dream 480 copies, 9 reviews
The Sin of Father Mouret 463 copies, 17 reviews
The Conquest of Plassans 363 copies, 9 reviews
A Love Story 346 copies, 8 reviews
His Excellency Eugène Rougon 306 copies, 11 reviews
The Joy of Life 297 copies, 5 reviews
Doctor Pascal 284 copies, 3 reviews
Lourdes (Author) 132 copies, 1 review
Paris 119 copies, 1 review
For a Night of Love 106 copies, 2 reviews
Rome (Author) 100 copies, 3 reviews
Truth (Author) 77 copies, 2 reviews
Madeleine Férat 58 copies, 1 review
The Works of Emile Zola 52 copies, 1 review
De avonden te Médan (Author) 49 copies
Fruitfulness (Author) 49 copies, 3 reviews
The Miller's Daughter 43 copies, 2 reviews
Work [=Travail] 42 copies, 3 reviews
The Flood 39 copies, 2 reviews
El naturalismo 33 copies
Les Rougon-Macquart, tome 2 30 copies, 1 review
Les Rougon-Macquart, tome v 29 copies, 2 reviews
Claude's Confession 21 copies, 1 review
Comment on meurt 21 copies, 1 review
J'accuse 21 copies
Contes à Ninon 20 copies
Germinal (Lecture Facile) 19 copies, 1 review
Naïs Micoulin 12 copies
Captain Burle 10 copies
La fête à Coqueville 10 copies, 4 reviews
6 verhalen 8 copies
L'obra 6 copies
Romanzi vol. 1 5 copies, 1 review
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Emile Zola 5 copies
Avon Bedside Companion (Contributor) 5 copies
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Nanà e l'ammazzatoio 3 copies, 1 review
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Drei Erzählungen 2 copies, 1 review
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Urbeit 1 copy
Du roman 1 copy
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Gerard de Nerval 1 copy, 1 review
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Obras Selectas I 1 copy, 1 review
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Critical Theory Since Plato (Contributor, some editions) 391 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 139 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Paris Tales (Contributor) 108 copies, 2 reviews
French Short Stories (Contributor) 82 copies
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (Contributor) 33 copies
Great French Short Novels (Contributor) 31 copies
Erotic Tales of the Victorian Age (Contributor) 30 copies
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La Bête Humaine [1938 film] (Original novel) 25 copies, 2 reviews
The Book Lovers (Contributor) 25 copies
Zola (Contributor) 20 copies
Thirst [2009 film] (Original book) 19 copies
Germinal [1993 film] (Original novel) 17 copies, 1 review
L'assommoir, Zola (Contributor) 15 copies
Favorite Animal Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
Thérèse Raquin [1953 film] (Original book) 10 copies
Germinal Zola (Contributor) 9 copies
Profil bac - zola : germinal (Contributor) 4 copies
Profil d'une oeuvre : La bête humaine, Zola (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Nana [1926 film] (Based on the novel by) 3 copies, 1 review
Le livre Terre humaine (Contributor) 3 copies
French short stories (Contributor) 2 copies
Emile Zola Germinal (Contributor) 1 copy

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