Go Advanced Search
 

Get this free title from:




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Emile Zola
This Publisher: LibriVox

The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola

The Fortune of the Rougons

by Emile Zola

Title Details

Author
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
13 Hrs. 14 Min.
Share This

Description

The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In his introduction Zola indicates that this series is intended to demonstrate the interaction of heredity and environment along the lines of natural selection and evolution. While Zola's metascience is questionable, this novel is successful in its analysis of the interaction of momentous social and political events and the everyday lives and aspirations of a provincial society. In a satisfyingly intricate, vast and integrated plot, set in the time of Napoleon III's coup d'etat and establishment of the Second Empire, the fates and fortunes of the disparate descendents of one Provencal family are traced in detail. The novel ranges from idyll to cynical observation of base motives, and ends in a way that anticipates its many sequels.


People Who Liked The Fortune of the Rougons Also Liked These Free Titles:
  The Sea Hawk
by Rafael Sabatini

  The Fur Country
by Jules Verne

  I Say No
by Wilkie Collins

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

Podcast Details




Podcast Feed URL:

More Details

  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T113887
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download