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Published: 26 October 2017

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198728641

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Shortlisted for the 2018 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

A Love Story

Émile Zola
Helen Constantine and Edited by Brian Nelson

Oxford World's Classics

  • The first modern translation for more than fifty years and the first critical edition of A Love Story, the eighth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series.
  • Excellent new translation by Helen Constantine, well known for her editions of Paris Tales (OUP, 2004) and French Tales (OUP, 2008) and translations of Zola, Gautier, and Balzac for Penguin and Oxford World's Classics.
  • Intoduction and notes by Brian Nelson, the distinguished translator of many Zola editions for Oxford World's Classics including The Fortune of the Rougons and The Ladies' Paradise
  • A fascinating study in sexual psychology and sexual politics that brings into question Zola's attitudes towards adultery and bourgeois marriage
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology of the author, and helpful explanatory notes

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