corner corner La bete humaine
corner corner

Books Registered open extended profile

Medium
  by Emile Zola

category Mystery & Thrillers
ISBN: 0140443274
Books Registered: 4
BookCrossing Rating: Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members
Books in the Wild: 3
Wishes for this book: click here




Amazon Editorial Review

La Bete humaine (1890), the seventeenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. On one level a tale of murder, passion, and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his 'most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context.


Other books you might like:

Sorry, no similar books were found.

4 Copies Registered


Registered by londonmet of London , Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by prilya of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, December 05, 2004

Current status: travelling Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


Registered by AliceF of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Current status: travelling This book has not been rated.


Registered by veritas9 of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 07, 2003

Current status: permanent collection Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members




Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.