Emile Zola: L'Assommoir

Emile Zola: L'Assommoir

by David Baguley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521386020

ISBN-13: 9780521386029

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a new introduction to Zola's masterpiece, published amid controversy in 1876-7. L'Assommoir is analyzed as a social and political novel, as a representative work of literary naturalism, and in the context of its repercussions in the history of the novel. Professor Baguley investigates its complex and sometimes ambiguous themes, its literary structures and

Overview

This is a new introduction to Zola's masterpiece, published amid controversy in 1876-7. L'Assommoir is analyzed as a social and political novel, as a representative work of literary naturalism, and in the context of its repercussions in the history of the novel. Professor Baguley investigates its complex and sometimes ambiguous themes, its literary structures and its technical innovativeness. He provides a synthesis of the best research and criticism of the novel together with new insights into its interpretations. The biographical and historical context is given, and there is a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521386029
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on the text and abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; 1. The social and political novel; 2. The 'naturalist' novel; 3. The novel: themes and techniques; 4. Repercussions; Guide to further reading.

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