Money

Money

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by Emile Zola, Valerie Minogue
     
 

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'The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.'

Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead

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'The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.'

Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead to the establishment of a powerful new bank and speculation on the stock market; Saccard meanwhile conducts his love life as energetically as he does his business, and his empire is seemingly unstoppable.

Saccard, last encountered in The Kill (La Curee) in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, is a complex figure whose story intricately intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press. The repercussions of his dealings on all levels of society resonate disturbingly with the financial scandals of more recent times. This is the first new translation for more than a hundred years, and the first unabridged translation in English. The edition includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful historical notes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199608379
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Series:
Oxford Worlds Classics Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
391,167
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Minogue has taught at the universities of Cardiff, Queen Mary, London, and Swansea. She is co-founder of Romance Studies and has been President of the Émile Zola Society, London, since 2005.

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Money (Rougon-Macquart) 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Great!
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You should at least say it's inappropriate when you advertise it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please make it longer (detail helps with that!) and please spell/grammer-check BEFORE posting. Other than that, not too bad.