The Fortune of the Rougons
Publish date: September 1985
Pages no: 347
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, French Literature
Series: Les Rougon-Macquart (#1)
“Io voglio spiegare come una famiglia, un piccolo gruppo di persone, si comporta in una società, sviluppandosi per dar vita a dieci, a venti individui che, a prima vista, sembrano profondamente diversi, ma che, analizzati, si rivelano intimamente connessi gli uni agli altri. Come in fisica la gravit...
IntroductionTranslator's NoteSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Émile ZolaFamily Tree of the Rougon-Macquart--The Fortune of the RougonsExplanatory Notes
This is the first in the Rougon-Macquart series of twenty novels written by Zola. In no way do you have to read this book first. All the books in the series stand on their own. I read this book twelfth and that was a fortuitous way of approaching it because at that point I was interested in the f...
A thoroughly engaging and lyrical novel at the same time. A beautiful exposé of corrupt morals and dirty ambitions. Zola has swept me away.Now, onto the next part.
I'd read l'Assommoir and Nana in college, so I thought I'd take a trip to where the whole series began. I don't think I got all the political background about the beginning of the Second Empire, but there were some good character descriptions and action.