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Germinal
Germinal
Author: Emile Zola, Leonard Tancock (Translator)
Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!" — While it is...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140440454
ISBN-10: 0140440453
Publication Date: 11/30/1954
Pages: 512
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4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Zola is the master of French writing!
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If you've ever wanted to say you read a classic French novel, but have always found it too painful, try Zola's classic. Beautifully written story full of humanity and desperation but also courage. Easy to see why it's stood the test of time.


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