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A la fin d’une chasse, pendant la curée, les chiens dévorent les entrailles de la bête tuée. Pour le jeune Zola, qui déteste son époque, c’est le cœur de Paris, entaillé par les larges avenues de Napoléon III, que des spéculateurs véreux s’arrachent. Ce deuxième volume des Rougon-Macquart, histoire ...more

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Émile François Zola was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.

More than half of Zola's novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Unlike Balzac who in the midst of his literary career resynthesized his work into La Comédie Humaine, Zola from the start at the age of 28 had thought of the complete layout of the series. Set in Fra