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Pages (PDF): 348
Publication Date: 1875; this is a translation by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
This is the fifth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The plot centres on the neurotic young priest Serge Mouret, as he takes his orders and becomes the parish priest for the uninterested village of Artauds. Eventually he has a complete nervous breakdown and his distant relative, Pascal Rougon, places him in the care of the inhabitants of a nearby derelict stately home, Le Paradou.