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Published: 22 June 2017

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780198801894

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La Débâcle


Émile Zola
Elinor Dorday and Edited by Robert Lethbridge

Oxford World's Classics

  • A compelling translation of one of Zola's most powerful novels, the nineteenth work in his famous Rougon-Macquart series that traces the fortunes of a family over five generations.
  • La Débâcle is a vivid portrayal of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1. It provides a graphic depiction of the disorganised and brutal war.
  • Includes an updated bibliography, chronology of the author, and helpful explanatory notes.
  • La Débâcle has been described as a 'seminal' work for all modern depictions of war.
  • The bestselling of all of Zola's novels during his lifetime

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