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Published: 23 July 2020

160 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198837565

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Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction

Brian Nelson

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines Émile Zola's distinctive place in the history of the European novel
  • Explores how Zola opened the novel up to a new realm of subjects and how his work embodies a new freedom of expression in their depiction
  • Situates Zola's work in its social and political contexts
  • Considers Zola's art criticism, and his role in the Dreyfus Affair, as well as his fiction
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide