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La Debacle by Emile Zola 1892


Title: La Debacle
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Charpentier
Publication Date: 1892
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

This is a wonderful edition of La Debacle by Emile Zola in the original French that it was written in. During Zola's lifetime it was the best selling of all his novels, praised by contemporaries for its attention to historical detail. This book attempts to explain why the Second Empire ended in a crushing military defeat and revolutionary violence. It focuses on ordinary soldiers, integrating his narrative as well as the lives of his fictional characters, showing their bravery and suffering in the midst of circumstances they cannot control. It includes some of the most powerful descriptions Zola ever wrote and is often compared to War and Peace.