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The Sin of Abbé Mouret

Émile Zola
Translated by Valerie Minogue

May 2017

ISBN: 9780198736639

352 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

The Sin of Abbé Mouret is the fifth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It follows Serge Mouret, a young priest, aspiring to perfect purity and sanctity. An illness leaves him with amnesia, and no longer knowing he is a priest, he falls in love with his nurse. Together they roam an Eden-like garden called the 'Paradou'.

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The Sin of Abbé Mouret is the fifth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. It follows Serge Mouret, a young priest, aspiring to perfect purity and sanctity. An illness leaves him with amnesia, and no longer knowing he is a priest, he falls in love with his nurse. Together they roam an Eden-like garden called the 'Paradou'.

  • A compelling new translation of one of Zola's most powerful novels, the fifth work in his famous Rougon-Macquart series that traces the fortunes of a family over five generations.
  • Excellent new translation by Valerie Minogue, well known as the President of the Emile Zola Society in London and for her translation of Zola's L'Argent (Money) for Oxford World's Classics.
  • Includes a full contextualizing introduction and helpful historical notes.
  • The text used for the translation is the admirably accurate and thoroughly researched text of the Pléiade edition, scrupulously annotated by Henri Mitterand.
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography and chronology of the author.

About the Author(s)

Émile Zola

Translated by Valerie Minogue, Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales

Valerie Minogue has taught at the universities of Cardiff, Queen Mary, London, and Swansea. She is co-founder of Romance Studies and has been President of the Émile Zola Society, London, since 2005. She was made an Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2012.

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