The Dream [NOOK Book]

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"Emile Zola's novel Le Reve (1888) is a love idyll concerning a poor embroideress, Angelique, and the son of a wealthy aristocratic family, set against the backdrop of a sleepy cathedral town in northern France." "A far cry from the seething, teeming world evoked in Zola's best-known novels, it may at first seem a strange interlude between La Terre and La Bete Humaine in the twenty-volume sequence known as the Rougon-Macquart Novels." "However, belying its appearance as a simple fairy-tale, the work reveals many of Zola's characteristic themes, ...
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Overview

"Emile Zola's novel Le Reve (1888) is a love idyll concerning a poor embroideress, Angelique, and the son of a wealthy aristocratic family, set against the backdrop of a sleepy cathedral town in northern France." "A far cry from the seething, teeming world evoked in Zola's best-known novels, it may at first seem a strange interlude between La Terre and La Bete Humaine in the twenty-volume sequence known as the Rougon-Macquart Novels." "However, belying its appearance as a simple fairy-tale, the work reveals many of Zola's characteristic themes, in particular the conflict between heredity and environment, between spirituality and sensuality between the powerful and the powerless. The dream of Angelique is at once reality and illusion, and this interplay provides the driving force of the novel. Above all, the novel is, as Zola himself described it, 'a poem of passion', displaying the lyrical dimension of his genius." This translation by Michael Glencross, the first in English since that of Eliza Chase in 1893, recaptures the vigour of Zola'a original. The translator also provides an introduction that places the novel in the context of Zola's life and work as a whole.
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"In his fascinating introduction to this text, translator Michael Glencross draws attention to the use of colour and flower symbolism . . . The story is reminiscent of tales by Grimm or Andersen in which women are locked up, waiting to be rescued, romantic, and fatalistic."  —Herald

"A fascinating and painstakingly detailed pyschological novel that staggers in its attention to detail and its lyricism . . . at once a love idyll, a sophisticated criticism of Catholicism and experiment in symbolist writing. This new English translation, the first in over a century, serves the text well."  —Paris Voice

"For some time now, anglophone readers seeking English editions of the earlier and later Zola works have been poorly served, now they have a new translation."  —Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607780618
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 305 KB

Meet the Author

Emile Zola is one of the most celebrated of all French novelists.

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