Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction | Brian Nelson #LiteraryCompanion

Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction is part of the very excellent Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction series. There are over 700 titles in the series covering everything from author biographies, religions and philosophers, medicine and health topics, periods of history, cultural and social issues, to science and maths. If you're on the brink … Continue reading Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction | Brian Nelson #LiteraryCompanion

The Conquest of Plassans | Émile Zola #FRAclassic

La Conquête de Plassans, or The Conquest of Plassans (1874) is the fourth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart series that I have been reading with Fanda for #Zoladdiction. My Oxford World's Classics 2014 edition is translated by Helen Constantine and has an Introduction by *Patrick McGuinness. He reminded me that, Like all of Zola's fiction, … Continue reading The Conquest of Plassans | Émile Zola #FRAclassic

Zola Reading List

In the Introduction to his last novel, Le Docteur Pascal, Zola gave a recommended reading order. Although it is not really required, as each novel, apparently, stands on its own. Zola's recommended reading order: La Fortune des Rougon (1871)Son Excellence Eugène Rougon (1876)La Curée (1871-2)L'Argent (1891)Le Rêve (1888)La Conquête de Plassans (1874)Pot-Bouille (1882)Au Bonheur des Dames (1883)La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret (1875)Une Page d'amour (1878)Le Ventre … Continue reading Zola Reading List