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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Fortune of the Rougons with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola, the origin story of the Rougon-Macquart family which go on to feature in many of his books. In the novel, Zola tells the story of how this dysfunctional, ambitious family came to be, with the two marriages of Adelaide Fouque. Zola charts their development throughout the historical context of the time, as the future Napoleon III prepares to take power. The Fortune of the Rougons was originally published in 1871. Although it was translated into English before the turn of the century, the first translation was not of very high quality, with the translator claiming to have changed every third sentence during editing. The author of the book, Émile Zola, was a very famous naturalist who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902. He is probably best known for his celebrated article J'accuse.Find out everything you need to know about The Fortune of the Rougons in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you:
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