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    DescriptionNana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced Flaubert to almost inarticulate gasps of admiration: 'Chapter 14, unsurpassable! ...Yes! ...Christ Almighty! ...Incomparable ...Straight out of Babylon!' Boulevard society is presented with painstaking attention to detail, and Zola's documentation of the contemporary theatrical scene comes directly from his own experience - it was his own failure as a playwright which sent him back to novel-writing and Nana itself. This new translation is an accurate and stylish rendering of Zola's original, which was first published in 1880. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Nana
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emile Zola, Edited by Douglas Parmee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538690
    ISBN 10: 0199538697
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 843.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    B&T Approval Code: A24244000
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    BISAC region code: 1.2.2.0.0.0.0
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ2510 .A36 2009
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    28 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Douglas Parmee is a retired Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. He now lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
    Review quote
    'Douglas Parmee's translation of Nana is another thoroughly researched and highly crafted job which has caught the raciness of the original. It has a substantial Introduction which evokes in fine detail the flashy, pleasure-loving society of the Second Empire.' Joy Newton, University of Glasgow, French Studies, Vol. 47, Part 3 'Three Classic tales of sexual passion, perversion, and corruption have been added to the rapidly increasing World's Classics collection, whose repertoire of nineteenth-century French novels is now impressive. The price and format of these volumes make them an obvious choice for the reader approaching them in translation, the more so since each is accompanied by a helpful general introduction ... the reader is likely to get better vaqlue here than from other translation currently in print.' Timothy Unwin, University of Western Australia, MLR, 89./2, 1994