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A Love Story : World's Classics - Emile Zola

A Love Story

World's Classics

By: Emile Zola, Helen Constantine (Translator), Brian Nelson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th December 2017
ISBN: 9780198728641
Number Of Pages: 336

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Helene Grandjean, an attractive young widow, lives a secluded life in Paris with her only child, Jeanne. Jeanne is a delicate and nervous girl who jealously guards her mother's affections. When Jeanne falls ill, she is attended by Dr Deberle, whose growing admiration for Helene gradually turns into mutual passion. Deberle's wife Juliette, meanwhile, flirts with a shallow admirer, and Helene, intent on preventing her adultery, precipitates a crisis whose consequences are far-reaching. Jeanne realizes she has a rival for Helene's devotion in the doctor, and begins to exercise a tyrannous hold over her mother.

The eighth novel in Zola's celebrated Rougon-Macquart series, A Love Story is an intense psychological and nuanced portrayal of love's different guises. Zola's study extends most notably to the city of Paris itself, whose shifting moods reflect Helene's emotional turmoil in passages of extraordinary lyrical description.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Industry Reviews

There's so much to love and admire about this novel, which has rarely appeared in an English translation. * Harriet Devine, Shiny New Books * A Love Story was such a joy to read... This is the type of book I would like to leisurely read while sitting in a Paris cafe, maybe that is how I will re-read A Love Story. * Michael Kitto, Knowledge Lost *

ISBN: 9780198728641
ISBN-10: 0198728646
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 26th December 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 14.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.21

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