Nana / Emile Zola ; translated with an introduction by Douglas Parmée.
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- ISBN: 0192836706
- ISBN: 9780192836700
- Physical Description: xxix, 430 p. ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 1998, c1992.
Translated from the French.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxvii]).
Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was a perfect target for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle moral corruption. In this new translation, the fate of Nana--the Helen of Troy of the second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir--is now rendered in racy, stylish English.