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Pot Luck
     

Pot Luck

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by Emile Zola, Brian Nelson
 

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Pot Luck, Zola's most acerbic satire, describes daily life in a newly constructed block of flats in late nineteenth-century Paris. In examining the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of betrayals and depicts a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and

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Pot Luck, Zola's most acerbic satire, describes daily life in a newly constructed block of flats in late nineteenth-century Paris. In examining the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of betrayals and depicts a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538706
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/25/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
559,387
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Pot Luck 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is among my favorite of Zola's books. The cast of characters is complex and as a bonus we meet Mouret from Ladies Paradise before he becomes successful. Highly readable - sometimes Zola is overly detailed and the story drags, but not here.