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The Rougon-Macquart Cycle: Complete Collection - ALL 20 Novels In One Volume - A Tapestry of Family Dynamics and Societal Issues in 19th Century France - cover

The Rougon-Macquart Cycle: Complete Collection - ALL 20 Novels In One Volume - A Tapestry of Family Dynamics and Societal Issues in 19th Century France

Émile Zola

Publisher: Good Press

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Émile Zola's magnum opus, The Rougon-Macquart Cycle, is a groundbreaking series of 20 novels that paint a detailed and interconnected portrait of two branches of a French family during the Second Empire. Zola's naturalist style shines in this collection, showcasing his meticulous attention to detail and his unflinching portrayal of social issues such as class struggle, political corruption, and the effects of heredity on human behavior. The novels combine elements of drama, romance, and tragedy, creating a rich tapestry of characters and situations that captivate the reader from start to finish. Zola's exploration of the complexities of human nature in the face of societal pressures makes this collection a timeless masterpiece in the world of literature. Émile Zola's own background as a journalist and his commitment to social reform are evident in the vivid depiction of the characters and their struggles in The Rougon-Macquart Cycle. His keen observations of society and the human condition give the novels a depth and authenticity that continue to resonate with readers today. I highly recommend this complete collection to anyone interested in exploring the complexities of family dynamics, societal issues, and the power of environment on individual destinies in a richly textured narrative.
Available since: 01/12/2024.
Print length: 3100 pages.

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