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Bete Humaine, La (Penguin Classics)

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A superb new translation of one of the most intense and explicit works of the nineteenth-century French master mile Zola considered The Beast Withinalso known as La Bte Humaineto be his "most finely worked" novel. This new translation finally captures his fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style. Set at the end of the Second Empire, when French society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new railways and locomotives it was building, The Beast Within is at once a tale of murder, passion, and possession and a compassionate study of individuals derailed by the burden of inherited evil. In it, Zola expresses the hope that human nature evolves through education but warns that the beast within continues to lurk beneath the veneer of technological progress.

Synopsis:

One of Zola's most violent works, this novel is on one level a tale of murder and possession, and on another a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. It evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, and a society hurtling towards the future.

About the Author

'mile Zola (1840 &1902) is a French novelist and critic and the founder of the Naturalist movement in literature, which he defined as \"nature seen through a temperament.\"

Roger Whitehouse is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Gustave Flaubert\'s Three Tales. He has taught at the Sorbonne.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443271
Translator:
Tancock, Leonard W.
Author:
Tancock, Leonard W.
Author:
Tancock, Leonard
Author:
Whitehouse, Roger
Author:
Zola, Emile
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19770825
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
French
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.79x5.09x.72 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , One of Zola's most violent works, this novel is on one level a tale of murder and possession, and on another a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. It evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, and a society hurtling towards the future.
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