In "Nana", Zola denounces the hypocrisy and moral corruption of fin-de-siecle Paris. It opens in 1876, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was "la ville lumiere", and it describes the fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire.
This new translation is an accurate and stylish rendering of Zola's original, which was first published in 1880. This book is intended for students of French literature, the European novel, comparative literature; French nineteenth-century history. Translated with an introduction by: Parmee, Douglas (retired Fellow, Queen's College, Cambridge);
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