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The Dream

Émile Zola
Paul Gibbard

September 2018

ISBN: 9780198745983

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

In The Dream, the sixteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola blends mysticism and fairy tale with naturalism as an orphan girl falls in love with a nobleman.

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In The Dream, the sixteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, Zola blends mysticism and fairy tale with naturalism as an orphan girl falls in love with a nobleman.

  • A major new translation of The Dream, the sixteenth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, and the first substantial critical edition.
  • Marks a departure by Zola from the realism and naturalism for which he was known, as he experiments with mysticism and fairy tale.
  • A wide-ranging introduction explains why Zola chose to experiment with new forms, drawing on his original notes and drafts for the novel.
  • Includes a chronology, bibliography, and indepth explanatory notes on topics ranging from embroidery to architecture and the lives of the saints.

About the Author(s)

Émile Zola

Paul Gibbard, Senior Lecturer, European Languages and Studies, University of Western Australia

Paul Gibbard is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Western Australia. He has worked previously as an editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire at the Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, and at Monash University and the University of New England. His research interests lie in French literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, and he has also published on women's political thought during the Enlightenment and the French exploration of Australia.

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