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Dream by Emile Zola
Book DescriptionA far cry from the seething, teeming world evoked in Zola's best-known novels, it may at first seem a strange interlude between La Terre and La Bete Humaine in the twenty-volume sequence known as the Rougon-Macquart cycle. However, belying its appearance as a simple fairytale the work reveals many of Zola's characteristic themes, the conflict between heredity and environment, between spirituality and sensuality, between the powerful and the powerless. The dream of Angelique, the central character, is at once reality and illusion, and this interplay provides the driving force of the novel. Above all, it is, as Zola himself described it, 'a poem of passion', showing the lyrical dimension of his genius. This important new translation by Michael Glencross, the first in English since that of Eliza Chase in 1893, recaptures the vigour of Zola's original. The translator also provides a helpful introduction that situates the novel in the context of Zola's life and work as a whole
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780720612530
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presented here in a new translation, Money is, in the wake of recent financial scandals, an all-too-topical exploration of the dynamics of greed, the excesses of capitalism and its dangerous relationship with politics and the press.
Beast Within, Paperback (May 2016)
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Earth, Paperback (April 2016)
Zola's novel of peasant life describes the disintegration of the Fouan family when Papa Fouan decides to divide his land between his three children. Greed and violence feed a bitter struggle for supremacy. This new translation captures the novel's blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world.
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Author Biography - Emile Zola
Emile Zola is one of the most celebrated of all French novelists.
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