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But even they, in their machinations, could never have gone this far.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I found each character equally dislikable and irritating.

Please consider donating to: This site is archived at. Set in France’s Second Empire, the series traces the “environmental” influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became more prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution. Feb 14, Yves rated it really liked it Shelves: One thing that struck me, however, which applies today as well, is the destructiveness of rumor and gossip. They were either too mean and selfish or too passive and naive.

The self-proclaimed leader of French naturalism, Zola’s works inspired operas such as those of Gustave Charpentier, notably Louise in the s.

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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Retrieved from ” https: Lisa Hill on June 23, at 6: Lists with This Book. Also there is his contempt for small town life and its petty feuds and backbiting social life. Conqurte one rambled around for a while, but then, it picked up steam very quickly as it built up to the fire. More than half of Zola’s novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart.


As I slept on this, and reflected more, my estimation fell even more, and so slipped to a mere 6. Similar with other Zola’s books in this family saga, the story began beautifully with the image of a happy family staying together. Et il a un oeil singulier, cet homme. I would have enjoyed this as a teenager, just “eating up” every word of Zola’s religious and political caricatures; I would have enjoyed this as a young uni conquette as we dissected and parsed every precious Zolaian is that a word?

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In this case the priest Faujas who, like a succubus, takes over everything from the spiritual awakening of Mme Mouret to the politics of Plassans. False friends in Cnquete and Mandarin. The action in the book takes place over 5 years from to Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Mouret, of course, shifts his opinion back again too.

Marthe Mouret is the epitome of religious ecstasy gone badder-than-bad: Views Read Edit View history. A more modern retranslation was undertaken by Brian Rhys for Elek Books and published in under the ve expressive but less faithful title A Priest in the Housebut it is no longer widely available.

Entire lives can be ruined – we’ve all seen it. This was my 12th book in the Rougon-Macquart series and I struggled with it big time. Suspense and conspiracy to Empire’s borders: As he described his plans for the series, “I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world.

Review copy courtesy of Oxford University Press. The ending was almost worth it, though.

La Conquete de Plassans

This book, if compared to the series so far, was a light read with easy writing. Paloque Mme Paloque M. Now, it just annoyed me because the more I read, the more absurd it became. On the face of it this could have been a relatively dull series of political observations, but instead by the end it is almost a melodrama, such is the anticlerical fury which Zola instils in his work.


Modern authors, take notes. The book is set almost entirely in the fictional town of Plassans which as discussed elsewhere is based on Aix en Provence. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

I felt certain I’d read the equivalent of two thousand pages when I looked up to see ” more to go”. Enter your email address to follow haonowshaokao and receive notifications of new posts by email. The ending of the novel, where spoilers!

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The other thread concerns the poor family who have to put him up — Rougon daughter Marthe and her husband and cousin Francois Mouret. Sep 18, Jennifer rated it really liked it. In this, there is also some good plot, a bit of mystery. C’est du vrai Zola. Jul 11, Kelly Marcu rated it really liked it. Zola’s main characters don’t work here, because the caricatures are flawed; they are consistently evil and nasty specimens, without once achieving a breath of kind humanity.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mourets live a peaceful life amongst themselves until they have a priest and his mother move in as tenants. Jan 16, Softymel rated it it was amazing.

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