12 volume set of Émile Zola's classic works. Published by Blackwood, Scott and Company. Undated, circa 1910s.
Translated, edited and with an introduction by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. Each volume includes a frontispiece photogravure.
No dust jackets. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering, and design on the front board.
Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840 – 1902) was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalisation of France.
The 12 books are:
- Abbé Mouret's Transgression [La Faute de l'Abbé Mouret, first published 1875]. 305 pages
- The Dram-Shop [L'Assommoir first published 1877]. 410 pages.
- Germinal or Master and Man [Germinal, first published in 1885]. 443 pages.
- The Dream [Le Rêve, first published in 1888]. 310 pages.
- Money [L'Argent, first published in 1891]. 428 pages.
- The Downfall [La Débâcle, first published in 1892]. 534 pages.
- Doctor Pascal or Life and Heredity [Le Docteur Pascal, first published in 1893]. 354 pages.
- Lourdes [Lourdes fisr published in 1894]. 492 pages.
- Rome [Rome, fisr published in 1896]. 587 pages.
- Paris [Paris first published in 1898]. 488 pages.
- Fruitfulness [Fécondité, first published in 1899]. 412 pages.
- Truth [Vérité first published in 1903]. 587 pages.
All in good clean condition. The spines are a bit sun-faded, and the end-papers and page edges do have some foxing spots. The bindings are sound and fairly tight