Germinal

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Product Number: Z100015508
Released: May 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781843799085
Narrator/s: Leighton Pugh
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola's masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms it is visceral, graphic and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners' strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers' fight against oppression, with chants of 'Germinal! Germinal!' resonating high above the author's funeral.

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Author(s): Emile Zola
Series: Rougon-Macquart Cycle Series No: 13
Genre: Classics

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Germinal
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Product Number:DD22574
Product Number:Z100015508

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Author(s): Emile Zola
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
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Genre: Classics
Product Number DD6402
Released: Jun 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470888060
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Author(s): Emile Zola
Narrator(s): Leighton Pugh
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Genre: Classics
Product Number DD22574
Released: Jul 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843799078
eAudio
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Author(s): Emile Zola
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
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Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100097830
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483074054
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Author(s): Emile Zola
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Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680204
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781625587190

Professional reviews

"Zola's novel paints a chilling image of poverty and desperation in a small mining town in Northern France in the 1880s. Narrator Leighton Pugh has a serious tone that lends itself to the story's somber mood. tienne, a despairing outcast, takes a job in a coal mine to avoid starvation. Influenced by his rising socialist views, he plants the seed within the miners to strike in response to unfair wages and poor living conditions. Skillful in his vocal characterizations, Pugh captures the well-intended miner Maheu with a soft-spoken, raspy voice and the leader tienne with a sense of earnestness that characterizes his passionate resistance. Pugh's reading echoes the anxiety that permeates the novel, and he delivers an absorbing performance. D.M.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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