By Emile Zola
Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 380
Publication Date: 1886, this is a translation by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
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Also translated as ‘The Work’, this is the fourteenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series and tells of the struggles of the protagonist Claude Lantier to paint a great work reflecting his talent and genius. Depicting the bohemian art world of 19th-century Paris, the book explores the rise of Realism, Naturalism and Impressionism in painting, as well as being a fictional account of Zola’s friendship with the French artist Paul Cézanne.
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