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La Bête Humaine (Oxford World's Classics)

La Bête Humaine (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Émile Zola
ISBN 13: 9780199538669
ISBN 10: 199538662
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-03-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $12.95

La Bête 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. 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.