Claude’s Confession by Émile Zola

Is this book really Zola’s most autobiographical novel? Maybe some of Zola’s hardcore fans have been curious about this. From the biographies I have read in books, introduction to Zola’s novels, or Wikipedia, I learned many similarities between Zola’s early life and the story plot of Claude’s Confession. Both Claude and Zola came from small rural village in very young age, and suffered from...

The Conquest of Plassans

Finally...another masterpiece from Zola! One of those that blow your minds.The Conquest of Plassans follows the faiths of Marthe Rougon (daughter of Pierre and Felicité Rougon in The Fortune of the Rougons) and François Mouret (son of Ursule Macquart and a drunkard called Mouret—also depicted in The Fortune). They live peacefully with their children in a little town of Plassans, almost a perfect...

The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola

Finally I can get to where the Rougon-Macquart series starts: The Fortune of the Rougons.  The Rougon-Macquart is Émile Zola’s monumental study on heredity effect on human. He illustrated it in twenty novels about two families during French Second Empire. It all begins with Adelaide Fouque, an eccentric woman with mental illness who lives in Plassans (fictional town). She has one legitimate...

The Paris Wife

It’s said that “Behind every great man there’s a great woman”—in Ernest Hemingway’s case, Hadley Richardson was that great woman. Hadley was Hemingway’s first wife; he loved her very much, but somehow his troubled and unstable soul—and perhaps the corrupted age they lived in—torn out their happy marriage. The Paris Wife is a fictional story of their lives, written from Hadley’s...

Books "THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN"

Books “AKSI HEBAT SI PENCURI CERDIK ASAL PRANCIS”Judul Asli : THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSÈNE LUPIN – GENTLEMAN BURGLAR (ARSÈNE LUPIN – GENTLEMAN BURGLAR)[ book 2 of ARSÈNE LUPIN Series ]by Maurice Leblanc Penerbit BukunéAlih Bahasa : Airien KusumawardaniEditor : Dewi Fita & Resita FebiratriProof Reader : Syafial Rustama & Widyawati OktaviaLay-out : Gita MarianaDesain Sampul...
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