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The thirteenth novel in mile Zola's great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity's capacity for compassion and hope.

Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a strike that could mean starvation or salvation for all.

About the Author

mile Zola (1840 &1902) was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. His principal work, Les Rougon-Macquart, is a panorama of mid-nineteenth century French life in a cycle of twenty novels which Zola wrote over a period of twenty-two years.

Roger Pearson is professor of French at the University of Oxford and fellow and tutor in French at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440454
Adapted:
Tancock, Leonard W.
Author:
Tancock, Leonard W.
Author:
Zola, Emile
Author:
Tancock, Leonard
Author:
Pearson, Roger
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Coal mines and mining
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts
Subject:
Coal miners
Subject:
Labor disputes
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1026 (6-81)
Publication Date:
19541130
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
French
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.77x5.13x.81 in. .69 lbs.

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