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Film No film, of course — and it would be a task and a half to put one together. Emile Zola consuete a great writer, I especially like Nana and Germinal, but not sure I could stick with any writer for twenty novels. On the face of it this could have been a relatively dull series of political observations, but instead by the end it is almost a melodrama, such is the anticlerical fury which Zola instils in his work.

Return to Book Page. This is plasans excellent book! Would he achieve his Conquest of Plassans?

Once it gets rolling it’s a good, quick read. The town shifts its opinion. Aug 05, Hiba Arrame rated it liked it. Set in France’s Second Empire, the series traces the “environmental” influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became more prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution. A man comes to town. Slowly, it transpires that the mysterious stranger has arrived to try and win influence in the town for outside political forces which never manifest themselves through a series of Machiavellian intrigues, plots, slanders and insinuations; in the process of doing so, he proceeds to unravel the Mourets’ lives to such an extent that the bewildered Francois is unwillingly and unnecessarily committed to a mental institution, while poor Marthe becomes obsessively religious, though whether her devotion is to God or Faujas becomes increasingly unclear.


Trustworthy Zola brings us an entertaining piece of evilness amongst the aristocrats of s.

La Conquete de Plassans

He moved among the couples Mouret, from where it gradually spins its web on the minds and in power. Paloque Mme Paloque M. I felt certain I’d read the equivalent of two thousand pages when I looked up to see ” more to go”. And he always knew plssans to construct a dramatic, astonishing conclusion. Je le trouvait long et ennuyant. The topic didn’t require anything more and flow was at a nice pace.

There is Zola’s good characterizations of his primary characters here, as usual. Even ‘umble Uriah has his moments of tenderness — where he reveals the soft underbelly of his humanity.

The narrative is kept up at a tremendous pace and builds to a quite astonishing climax of violence and horror conqurte Zola ends the novel plassxns a near-apocalyptic fury.

And I still love Emile Zola. Might be my favorite of the series so vonquete, mahfahs. Everyone is pretty awful My body was seriously shaking a bit when the image of Mouret who danced around his burning house came to my mind. Was Penelope at work, on her magic shroud?


Entire lives can be ruined plaasans we’ve all seen it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I’d expected more depth and perspicuity from him.

While the first three books in the series were a breeze to get through, this one was a bit of a trudge.

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I found each character equally dislikable and irritating. While I slept, she added pages each night.

From the very first ten pages there is an air of ruthlesness about to befall upon these people and it grows with every word. Other books in the series. Feb 14, J.

Review copy courtesy of Oxford University Press. Capped off with an immense surprise ending.

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Feb 14, Yves rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel conuete like something Hannibal Lechter would have written if he had become a man of the cloth, or at least eaten one. Now, it just annoyed me because the more I read, the more absurd it became. Who was this Abbe Faujas and what were his goals? Overall, I enjoyed reading this and pkassans deserves a higher profile amongst his English speaking audience.