The Joy of Life [La joie de vivre]

By: Emile Zola
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Joy of Life [La joie de vivre]" by Émile Zola is a captivating work of naturalistic fiction. Set in the idyllic French countryside, Zola's novel explores the intricacies of human desire, ambition, and the pursuit of happiness. Through the lens of his protagonist, Pauline Quenu, Zola paints a vivid portrait of a young woman grappling with the complexities of life in a rapidly changing world. As Pauline navigates the trials and tribulations of love, family, and societal expectations, Zola delves into the depths of human emotion with unflinching honesty and raw intensity. From the bustling streets of Paris to the tranquil landscapes of Normandy, Zola's evocative prose transports readers to a world where passion and despair collide with devastating consequences. "The Joy of Life" is more than just a novel; it's a searing indictment of the hypocrisies and injustices that pervade society, as well as a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit. Zola's keen insights into the human condition and his unapologetic exploration of taboo subjects make this novel a timeless masterpiece that continues to resonate with readers around the world.

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Emile Zola

French author, journalist, dramatist, and founder of the naturalism literary movement, Émile Zola also wrote plays. He played a significant role in both Alfred Dreyfus' exoneration and the political liberalisation of France. Dreyfus had been wrongfully charged and imprisoned as an army commander. In 1901 and 1902, Zola was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Zola was born in Paris on April 2, 1840, to François Zola and Émile Aubert. Before becoming a writer, he was a law student who twice failed the baccalaureate. In his formative years, Zola produced a large number of short stories, essays, plays, and novels. Hachette fired Zola from his position as director of the Paris Opera in 1864 after the release of his scandalous autobiographical book La Confession de Claude (1865), which attracted the attention of the authorities. Zola became a citizen of France in 1862. He met the seamstress Éléonore-Alexandrine Meley, also known as Gabrielle, in 1865, and she eventually became his mistress. On September 29, 1902, Francois Zola died from carbon monoxide poisoning brought on by a poorly ventilated chimney. At the time of his death, he was working on the sequel to his recently published book Vérité, which is about the Dreyfus trial.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 300pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362764652
  • ISBN-13: 9789362764652
  • Item Weight: 390g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.6mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General