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Nana (Penguin Classics)

Nana (Penguin Classics)
Author: Émile Zola
ISBN 13: 9780140442632
ISBN 10: 140442634
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1972-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $12.00

Ever since this morning people have been dreeing me with Nana. I've met more than twenty people, and it's Nana here and Nana there! What do I know? Am I acquainted with all the light ladies in Paris? Nana is an invention of Bordenave's! It must be a fine one!"

Library Journal

This rather risqu novel-for 1880 that is-tells the story of ruthless protagonist Nana's rise from the gutter to the height of Parisian society. The book's heavy allusion to sexual favors caused it to be denounced as pornography upon publication, which, of course, made it a big hit.