Nana

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Overview

Ever since this morning people have been dreeing me with Nana. I've met more than twenty people, and it's Nana here and Nana there! What do I know? Am I acquainted with all the light ladies in Paris? Nana is an invention of Bordenave's! It must be a fine one!"

Part of Zola's famed Rougon-Macquart series of novels, this is the portrait of the scandal of Parisian society--Nana, a goddess of love who ruthlessly uses her sexuality to obtain wealth and to send her ruined ...

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Overview

Ever since this morning people have been dreeing me with Nana. I've met more than twenty people, and it's Nana here and Nana there! What do I know? Am I acquainted with all the light ladies in Paris? Nana is an invention of Bordenave's! It must be a fine one!"

Part of Zola's famed Rougon-Macquart series of novels, this is the portrait of the scandal of Parisian society--Nana, a goddess of love who ruthlessly uses her sexuality to obtain wealth and to send her ruined lovers to the gutter from which she ascended. A tragic heroine ranking with Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary. Originally published in 1880, this is a new edition.

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This rather risqu novel-for 1880 that is-tells the story of ruthless protagonist Nana's rise from the gutter to the height of Parisian society. The book's heavy allusion to sexual favors caused it to be denounced as pornography upon publication, which, of course, made it a big hit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140442632
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1972
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 464,016
  • Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Émile Zola (1840-1902) was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. His principal work, Les Rougon-Macquart, is a panorama of mid-19th century French life, in a cycle of 20 novels which Zola wrote over a period of 22 years.

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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    Slightly entertaining

    The first 1/3 or so of the book was pretty dull. The only real strong parts of the book happen towards the end. The interplay between Nana and her courtiers is ridiculous. The plot was very well thought out. This was the 9th in a series of 23 novels. The commentary stresses that this series was thought of by Zola as an experiment, needless to say that it shows. The characters are introduced one after the other. Towards the end it is pretty hard to sympathize with any of them besides the main 3 or 4.

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    Posted March 8, 2014

    Jack-ass

    Fell off tree house

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Hi rea other first

    Gtg is got to go sys is see you soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    i dont read french

    be nice if they tell u its a dff language

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2010

    Loving the Classics

    :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2001

    A very diferent kind of story

    I think that the story is really different, you will always be amazed about all the little things that occur in the set, but it's really great, something that I really didn't like to much is that this book is a little exhausted to read, because it has to much details of the story.

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