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La Bete Humaine
La Bete Humaine
Author: Emile Zola, Leonard Tancock (Translator)
La Bete Humaine (1890), the seventeenth novel in the Rougon-Marcquart series, is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. On one level a tale of murder, passion, and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deli...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140443271
ISBN-10: 0140443274
Publication Date: 8/25/1977
Pages: 368
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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harmony85 avatar reviewed La Bete Humaine on + 982 more book reviews
One of Zola's most violent and pessimistic novels, this book is haunted by the idea that
"love and death, possessing and killing, are the dark foundations of the human soul."
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A must read for lovers of the classics.


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