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Germinal

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Germinal by Emile Zola
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Set in the 1860s in northern France, Zola's masterpiece of naturalistic fiction portrays the hardships of a mining community in which backbreaking physical exertion is undertaken for starvation wages. tienne Lantier, an unemployed mechanic with a fiery temper, finds lodgings with the Maheu family and works alongside them in the voracious pit that devours the youth, health, and spirit of its workers. Lantier's idealism and growing enthusiasm for socialism politics contrast with the violence espoused by his Russian anarchist coworker Souvarine. As the miners' conditions become increasingly desperate, Lantier organizes a strike that degenerates into a brutal clash between labor and capital. Zola witnessed firsthand the poverty and injustice suffered by generations of miners and their families. His vivid, haunting accounts of his characters' suffering are rendered even more powerful by his depictions of their will to live and faith in a better world. Strikingly frank in its depictions of sex and violence, this 1885 novel is a cri de coeur for the working class.

Author Biography

French novelist, playwright, and journalist Emile Zola (1840-1902) was a leading proponent of naturalism in fiction, as expressed in his monumental 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart. Nominated for the first and second Nobel Prizes in Literature, Zola also played a major role in the exoneration of the falsely accused officer at the center of the Dreyfus Affair; the headline of his open letter to the President of France, J'accuse...!, remains an international watchword for speaking truth to power.
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2018
Author
Pages
272
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
SMK Books
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9781515432982
Product ID
27868794

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