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The Kill: La Curee (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

The Kill: La Curee (Oxford World's Classics) By Émile Zola, Brian Nelson Cover Image
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The Kill (La Cur e) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world. Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single, powerful vision the twin themes of lust for money and lust for pleasure. The all-pervading promiscuity of the new Paris is reflected in the dissolute and frenetic lives of an unscrupulous property speculator, Saccard, his neurotic wife Ren e, and her dandified lover, Saccard's son Maxime.

About the Series:
For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199536924
ISBN-10: 0199536929
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 15th, 2008
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics