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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date June 1, 1996
Pages 459
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780460875813
ISBN-10 0460875817
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $7.50
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Written by Zola(1840-1902),the leading figure in the French school of Naturalistic fiction,GERMINAL (1885) is the compelling portrait of life in a mining community.The title of the novel refers back to a turbulent period of history,an era of violent change and expected renewal,and the novel itself is the thirteenth ofa twenty-volume series known as 'Rougon-Macquart'series after the names of rhe main branches,one legitimate,the othe illegitimate,of a single family.Gervaise Macquart,whose unhappy tale is told in L'ASSOMMOIR,is the mother of the hero in GERMINAL,Etienne.Etienne is a political figure as well as a compelling psychological study.Through him Zola examines the problems of industrial strife and traces the growing influence of socialism and anarchism.

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