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Published: 01 June 2020

432 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198814269

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Second Edition

Émile Zola
Helen Constantine and Edited by Brian Nelson

Oxford World's Classics

  • The introduction highlights the modernity of the themes of this fascinating novel -- the disparity between classes, the power struggle between the sexes, and the treatment of women
  • Excellent new translation by Helen Constantine, well known for her editions of Paris Tales (OUP, 2004) and French Tales (OUP, 2008), and translator and editor of several Zola novels, and translations of Gautier and Balzac for Penguin and Oxford World's Classics
  • Introduction and notes by Brian Nelson, the formidable translator of many Zola editions for Oxford World's Classics including The Fortune of the Rougons, The Ladies' Paradise, His Excellency Eugene Rougon, The Belly of Paris, and The Kill
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology of the author, and helpful explanatory notes