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La Conquête De Plassans - The Plassans Conquest

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La Conquête de Plassans (1874) is the fourth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In many ways a sequel to the first novel in the cycle, La Fortune des Rougon (1871), this novel is again centred on the fictional Provençal town of Plassans and its plot revolves around a sinister cleric's attempt at political intrigue with disastrous consequences for some of the townsfolk.

At the start of the novel, the home life of Francois Mouret and his wife and cousin Marthe (née Rougon) is portrayed as a generally pleasant and relaxed existence. Francois is slightly compulsive in his behaviour and Marthe clearly suffers from some sort of mental illness, which Zola intended to portray as a genetic consequence of the Rougon-Macquart family's tangled ancestry. Their three children include the eldest son Octave, an intelligent but feckless ladies' man (featured as the principal character of two later novels in the cycle....

Excellent pages for it's age, some edge and board wear.

La Conquête de Plassans (1874) est le quatrième roman de la série de vingt volumes d'Émile Zola, Les Rougon-Macquart. À bien des égards, une suite du premier roman du cycle, La Fortune des Rougon (1871), ce roman est à nouveau centré sur la ville provençale fictive de Plassans et son intrigue tourne autour d'une intrigue politique sinistre d'un clerc sinistre aux conséquences désastreuses pour certains des citadins.

Au début du roman, la vie familiale de François Mouret et de sa femme et cousine Marthe (née Rougon) est présentée comme une existence généralement agréable et décontractée. François est légèrement compulsif dans son comportement et Marthe souffre manifestement d'une sorte de maladie mentale, que Zola avait l'intention de décrire comme une conséquence génétique de l'ascendance enchevêtrée de la famille Rougon-Macquart. Leurs trois enfants incluent le fils aîné Octave, un homme des dames intelligent mais sans faille (décrit comme le caractère principal de deux romans plus tard dans le cycle ....

Excellentes pages pour son âge, un peu de bord et de planche.

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Author(s):
Emile Zola
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1877
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
402
Publisher:
G Charpentier

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La Conquête de Plassans (1874) is the fourth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In many ways a sequel to the first novel in the cycle, La Fortune des Rougon (1871), this novel is again centred on the fictional Provençal town of Plassans and its plot revolves around a sinister cleric's attempt at political intrigue with disastrous consequences for some of the townsfolk.

At the start of the novel, the home life of Francois Mouret and his wife and cousin Marthe (née Rougon) is portrayed as a generally pleasant and relaxed existence. Francois is slightly compulsive in his behaviour and Marthe clearly suffers from some sort of mental illness, which Zola intended to portray as a genetic consequence of the Rougon-Macquart family's tangled ancestry. Their three children include the eldest son Octave, an intelligent but feckless ladies' man (featured as the principal character of two later novels in the cycle....

Excellent pages for it's age, some edge and board wear.

La Conquête de Plassans (1874) est le quatrième roman de la série de vingt volumes d'Émile Zola, Les Rougon-Macquart. À bien des égards, une suite du premier roman du cycle, La Fortune des Rougon (1871), ce roman est à nouveau centré sur la ville provençale fictive de Plassans et son intrigue tourne autour d'une intrigue politique sinistre d'un clerc sinistre aux conséquences désastreuses pour certains des citadins.

Au début du roman, la vie familiale de François Mouret et de sa femme et cousine Marthe (née Rougon) est présentée comme une existence généralement agréable et décontractée. François est légèrement compulsif dans son comportement et Marthe souffre manifestement d'une sorte de maladie mentale, que Zola avait l'intention de décrire comme une conséquence génétique de l'ascendance enchevêtrée de la famille Rougon-Macquart. Leurs trois enfants incluent le fils aîné Octave, un homme des dames intelligent mais sans faille (décrit comme le caractère principal de deux romans plus tard dans le cycle ....

Excellentes pages pour son âge, un peu de bord et de planche.

Author(s):
Emile Zola
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1877
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
402
Publisher:
G Charpentier

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