Émile Zola

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Nana is a novel by French author Émile Zola, first published in 1880. It is the ninth book in the Les Rougon-Macquart series, and tells the captivating story of a young woman named Nana Coupeau, who rises from poverty to become a famous courtesan in Paris. She possesses an irresistible charm and beauty that captivate men from all walks of life. Men become infatuated with her, often to their own ruin, and her relationships are marked by betrayal, jealousy, and tragedy. Nana's ascent to wealth and fame is portrayed against the backdrop of the lavish and decadent lifestyle of the French upper class. The novel explores themes of desire, ambition, sexuality, and the corrupting influence of money. As Nana accumulates wealth and power, she becomes a symbol of the moral decay and excesses of society.

№ 9 in the Les Rougon-Macquart series.

Part of Anne Haight's List of Banned Books.

This book has 173,622 words, 276 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1880. This is an unknown translation that was originally produced for Vizetelly & Co. in 1884.

Production notes: This ebook of Nana was published by Global Grey on the 9th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Nana' by Édouard Manet.

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