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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date April 13, 2014
Pages 308
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781499135282
ISBN-10 1499135289
Dimensions 0.70 by 8 by 10 in.
Original list price $12.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Germinal by Emile Zola - Translated and Introduced by Havelock Ellis 'GERMINAL' was published in 1885, after occupying Zola during the previous year. In accordance with his usual custom--but to a greater extent than with any other of his books except La Debacle--he accumulated material beforehand. For six months he travelled about the coal-mining district in northern France and Belgium, especially the Borinage around Mons, note-book in hand. 'He was inquisitive, was that gentleman', miner told Sherard who visited the neighbourhood at a later period and found that the miners in every village knew Germinal. That was a tribute of admiration the book deserved, but it was never one of Zola's most popular novels; it was neither amusing enough nor outrageous enough to attract the multitude. Yet Germinal occupies a place among Zola's works which is constantly becoming more assured, so that to some critics it even begins to seem the only book of his that in the end may survive. In his own time, as we know, the accredited critics of the day could find no condemnation severe enough for Zola. Brunetiere attacked him perpetually with a fury that seemed inexhaustible; Scherer could not even bear to hear his name mentioned; Anatole France, though he lived to relent, thought it would have been better if he had never been born. Even at that time, however, there were critics who inclined to view Germinal more favourably. Thus Faguet, who was the recognized academic critic of the end of the last century, while he held that posterity would be unable to understand how Zola could ever have been popular, yet recognized him as in Germinal the heroic representative of democracy, incomparable in his power of describing crowds, and he realized how marvellous is the conclusion of this book. To-day, when critics view Zola In the main with indifference rather than with horror, although he still retains his popular favour, the distinction of Germinal is yet more clearly recognized. Seilliere, while regarding the capitalistic conditions presented as now of an ancient and almost extinct type, yet sees Germinal standing out as 'the poem of social mysticism', while André Gide, a completely modern critic who has left a deep mark on the present generation, observes somewhere that it may nowadays cause surprise that he should refer with admiraton to Germinal, but it is a masterly book that fills him with astonishment; he can hardly believe that it was written in French and still less that it should have been written in any other language; it seems that it should have been created in some international tongue. The high place thus claimed for Germinal will hardly seem exaggerated. The book was produced when Zola had at length achieved the full mastery of his art and before his hand had, as in his latest novels, begun to lose its firm grasp. The subject lent itself, moreover, to his special aptitude for presenting in vivid outline great human groups, and to his special sympathy with the collective emotions and social aspirations of such groups. We do not, as so often in Zola's work, become painfully conscious that he is seeking to reproduce aspects of life with which he is imperfectly acquainted, or fitting them into scientific formulas which he has imperfectly understood. He shows a masterly grip of each separate group, and each represents some essential element of the whole; they are harmoniously balanced, and their mutual action and reaction leads on inevitably to the splendid tragic dose, with yet its great promise for the future. I will not here discuss Zola's literary art (I have done so in my book of Affirmations); it is enough to say that, though he was not a great master of style, Zola never again wrote so finely as here. The title refers to the name of a month of the French Republican Calendar, a spring month. Germen is a Latin word which means "seed"; the novel describes the hope for a better future that seeds amongst the miners.

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Hardcover
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Reprint edition from Lightning Source Inc (November 30, 2008)
9781443733298 | details & prices | 404 pages | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.48 lbs | List price $43.95
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About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
from Kessinger Pub Co (April 30, 2005)
9781432624835 | details & prices | 532 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.06 lbs | List price $57.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 8, 2016)
9781530934850 | details & prices | 458 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.04 in. | List price $9.81
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About: Germinal de Zola est un roman d'Émile Zola publié en 1885.
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 31, 2016)
9781523784219 | details & prices | 498 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.13 in. | 1.83 lbs | List price $18.00
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from Createspace Independent Pub (June 26, 2015)
9781514707562 | details & prices | 586 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.32 in. | List price $19.99
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About: Germinal is the thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 19, 2015)
9781512282023 | details & prices | 154 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.35 in. | 1.03 lbs | List price $7.49
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About: Dans la plaine rase, sous la nuit sans étoiles, d'une obscurité et d'une épaisseur d'encre, un homme suivait seul la grande route de Marchiennes à Montsou, dix kilomètres de pavé coupant tout droit, à travers les champs de betteraves.
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 17, 2015)
9781508515210 | details & prices | 498 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | List price $20.50
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About: Germinal By Emile Zola
Bilingual edition from Createspace Independent Pub (December 9, 2014)
9781505395150 | details & prices | 782 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.77 in. | List price $26.00
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About: Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 7, 2014)
9781499792492 | details & prices | 142 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $7.99
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About: Dans la plaine rase, sous la nuit sans étoiles, d'une obscurité et d'une épaisseur d'encre, un homme suivait seul la grande route de Marchiennes à Montsou, dix kilomètres de pavé coupant tout droit, à travers les champs de betteraves.
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With Havelock Ellis | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 13, 2014)
9781499135282 | details & prices | 308 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.70 in. | List price $12.95
About: Germinal by Emile Zola - Translated and Introduced by Havelock Ellis 'GERMINAL' was published in 1885, after occupying Zola during the previous year.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 28, 2013)
9781484843475 | details & prices | 204 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.46 in. | 0.81 lbs | List price $9.99
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from Createspace Independent Pub (March 2, 2013)
9781482674965 | details & prices | 252 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.57 in. | List price $10.99
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About: ÉMILE ZOLA Francia 1840 - 1902
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 12, 2012)
9781481237147 | details & prices | 386 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.87 in. | List price $14.95
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About: Germinal es la decimotercera novela de los veinte volúmenes que Emile Zola escribió dentro de la serie Les Rougon-Macquart.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 17, 2012)
9781478252900 | details & prices | 374 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.94 in. | List price $17.95
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About: Germinal
Reprint edition from Wilder Pubns Ltd (June 30, 2009)
9781604597448 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $8.00
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About: The novel's central character is Étienne Lantier, previously seen in L'Assommoir (1877), a young migrant worker who arrives at the forbidding coalmining town of Montsou in the bleak far north of France to earn a living as a miner.
2 poc edition from Alianza Editorial Sa (May 17, 2008)
9788420662671 | details & prices | 608 pages | List price $17.95
This edition also contains Germinal
About: Germinal est un roman d'Émile Zola publié en 1885.
Reprint edition from Dodo Pr (May 15, 2008)
9781409921165 | details & prices | 484 pages | List price $33.99
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About: Émile Zola (1840-1902), né à Paris, est un écrivain, journaliste et homme public français, considéré comme le chef de file du naturalisme.
With Havelock Ellis (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2008)
9781420931716 | details & prices | 280 pages | List price $8.95
About: "Germinal" is Émile Zola's realistic depiction of the coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s.
from Bibliobazaar (October 30, 2007)
9781426419706 | details & prices | 470 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $36.75
This edition also contains Germinal
About: Dans la plaine rase, sous la nuit sans étoiles, d’une obscurité et d’une épaisseur d’encre, un homme suivait seul la grande route de Marchiennes à Montsou, dix kilomètres de pavé coupant tout droit, à travers les champs de betteraves.
Miscellaneous
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (April 1, 2008)
9781605142074 | details & prices | List price $34.99
This edition also contains Germinal
About: Zola's 1885 masterpiece of everyday relationships and working life exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s.

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