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This work which will comprise several episodes is therefore in my mind the natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire And the first episode here called The Fortune of the Rougons should scientifically be entitled The OriginAuthor s Preface 1871 When I discovered that Emile Zola wrote a 20 book series about the fictional families of Rougon and Macuart I became obsessed I wanted to read them all I wanted them all lined up on my shelf to look at after completing the This work which will comprise several episodes is therefore in my mind the natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire And the first episode here called The Fortune of the Rougons should scientifically be entitled The OriginAuthor s Preface 1871 When I discovered that Emile Zola wrote a 20 book series about the fictional families of Rougon and Macuart I became obsessed I wanted to read them all I wanted them all lined up on my shelf to look at after completing the run because that s the sort of sick bastard that I am I didn t realize however that there would be difficulties in this plan Stupid difficulties Ones that should not exist under any circumstanceProblem 1 This first book in the series was wicked hard to find I thought I could just stroll on over to my local library yank a copy off the shelf and move on to the next at will But the Carnegie Library system in Pittsburgh for all of its other perks failed to have the first book None of the branches had it so it s not like I could use the modern convenience of the ILL I asked them to purchase a copy because as I pointed out they have so many of the other Rougon Macuart books wouldn t they want the first book for their collection I never received a response so I m assuming the answer was NOSo we went on a mission my boyfriend and I We were hell bent on finding a used copy of this book Note Boyfriend may not have actually cared that much other than he wanted to be able to put a smile on my face and et me to shut up about this damn Zola person but that s probably beside the point He participated in my insanity and that s all that matters Our Fall 2010 holiday was spent visiting every bookstore we could find between Pittsburgh and Balti DC We did Internet searches for bookstores that were hidden away in the middle of absolutely nowhere We met so many bookstore cats and had so much bookstore To Catch A Thief grime co La Fortune des Rougon Les Rougon Macuart 1 The Fortune of the Rougons mile Zola The Fortune of the Rougons French La Fortune des Rougon originally published in 1871 is the first novel in mile Zola s monumental twenty volume series Les Rougon Macuart The novel is partly an origin story with a huge cast of characters swarming around many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d tat that created the Fren La Fortune des Rougon Les Rougon Macuart 1 The Fortune of the Rougons mile Zola The Fortune of the Rougons French La Fortune des Rougon originally published in 1871 is the first novel in mile Zola s monumental twenty volume series Les Rougon Macuart The novel is partly an origin story with a huge cast of characters swarming around many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d tat that created the French Second Empire under Napoleon III as experienced in a large provincial town in southern France The title refers not only to the fortune chased by protagonists Pierre and Felicit Rougon but also to the fortunes of the various disparate family members Zola introduces whose lives are of central importance to later books in the series 2010 1388 397 9789644484285 19 18511869 1870 1871 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it click here Thisuy Zola is a master craftsman and this first novel of a twenty volume series about the Les Rougon Macuart family The series is set during the Second Empire and follows the life of the family in society The first novel sets the scene with the family Dide the nervous mother whose first husband dies and then she lives with a smuggler who she has two illegitimate children The legitimate Pierre a lazy The Story Of Georgia S Boundaries greedy and thoroughly unscrupulous bastard who screws over his illegitimate brother and Thisuy Zola is a master craftsman and this first novel of a twenty volume series about the Les Rougon Macuart family The series is set during the Second Empire and follows the life of the family in society The first novel sets the scene with the family Dide the nervous mother whose first husband dies and then she lives with a smuggler who she has two illegitimate children The legitimate Pierre a lazy Thieves Nights greedy and thoroughly unscrupulous bastard who screws over his illegitimate brother and sisters He also marries Felicite who is a match made in heaven They have three sons Eugene whooes to Paris and becomes a political manipulator Aristide a lazy man who thinks he is entitled Finally Pascal who becomes a Doctor and is surprisingly a Miss Dulane And My Lord good human being The novel is set at a time of turmoil where idealistic Republicans want to create a just state The first story is set around the family and Silvere a nephew of the family and Miette hisirlfriend It does not end well for them Zola believes in naturalism and the traits of a family were inherited and the family he creates is the means of putting his ideas to the readers The novel also describes the political manipulation by Pierre and his wife in creating a means for them to ain a fortune after 20 years of scrapping by as an oil dealer The myth they create even though they are cowards and liars is breathtaking Thanks to their son Eugene they pick the winning side in a revolution Zola s use of imagery in his descriptions of the landscape people and the town are wonderful The section of Silvere and Miette courtship and innocent love set in a timber yard and later nearby meadows river and countryside is captured beautifully I look forward to the next novel I have already read a few and enjoyed them all A brilliant book a masterful translation and a compelling story that will make you want to readof Zola and the Rougon Macuart cycle Whatcan a reader ask for Brian Nelson s translation and essay puts the entire cycle of novels into context Zola s narrative ives life to de Toueville s observations about the differences between aristocracy being born into social rank and status and democracy social euality with rank earned through economic political or military power in the sec A brilliant book a masterful translation and a compelling story that will make you want to readof Zola and the Rougon Macuart cycle Whatcan a reader ask for Brian Nelson s translation and essay puts the entire cycle of novels into context Zola s narrative ives life to de Toueville s observations about the differences between aristocracy being born into social rank and status and democracy social euality with rank earned through economic political or military power in the second volume of Democracy in America In this story the reader can observe how the tensions between both created hybrids aristocracy attained or lost through intrigue and manipulation of each in middle 19th century France Seeing how one part of the family rises and other stagnates and falls is also a compelling metaphor for today s ever widening is also a compelling metaphor for today s ever widening and class aps Zola s observations are as much

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home today as they were he wrote this novelBe patient with the dream like poetic beginning Zola brings it all together in a stunning fast paced conclusion An excellent novel by a passionate writer treated with race by a skilled translator Let s hope that the other aps in translation of some of the other novels of the cycle Oklahoma Statesman get a new breath of life My first Zola book and an introduction to the Rougon and Macuart families Such horrible people for the most part So muchreed sloth and ignorance This should be a fun series A while ago a friend recommended Germinal the classic French novel by Emile Zola It was amazing a ritty powerful and incredibly tense novel set in a mining town in northern FranceAlthough a stand alone novel I realised that Germinal was part of a series featuring the Rougon Macuart family A series of 20 books written over 22 years concerning a period of French history known as the Second Empire A little Wikipedia ing soon put this the 1848 revolution the Louis Napol on co A while a friend recommended Germinal the classic French novel by Zola It was amazing a ritty powerful and incredibly tense novel set in a mining town in nort. Excerpt from Fortune of the Rougons A Realistic NovelI had been collecting documents for this vast work for about three years and the present volume was indeed already written when the fall of the Bonapartes which was essential to complete my picture and which with a kind of fatality always turned up at the end of the drama came to my aid though I had not dared to expect it so near to supply the terrible and necessary issue of my work The latter is now complete it moves in a fi.
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E was a simple soul and after the death of her parents during the French Revolution she was wealthy and completely alone in the world She was courted by a farm worker named Rougon she married him and she The Hatchet gave birth to a son PierreRougon died not long after the birth of his son and his wife fell in love with a smuggler and heavy drinker named Macuart They had two children together a boy named Antoine and airl named Ursula The three children Adalet A Ao Lu Nun Romanc L grew up in a haphazard wild manner and it wasn t long before Pierre soon began to resent his illegitimate half siblings and his weak minded motherFortune seemed to favour him Antoine was conscripted into the army Ursula married and moved away and when Macuart was killed and Adelaide retired to his cottage to mourn he saw a wonderful opportunityPierre tricked his mother into signing over the family home to him he sold it off and he used the proceeds to set himself up in the world He married Felicit the daughter of a merchant and a young woman who was every bit as socially ambitious as he was They rose very little but they managed to send their sons toood schools and then university and they hoped and prayed that they would be successful and elevate their familyThe three boys are educated but with no capital behind them their options are limited Pascal the middle child becomes a doctor he does I Know You By Heart good work but the other two well they are rather too like their parents It seems that the ambitions of Pierre and Felicit will always be thwarted but finally they have a piece of luck Their son Eug ne had moved to Paris he was mixing with important people and he passed information to his parents that would allow them to chose the right associates express the correct views and rise to the very top of society in PlassansSilv re came to Passans after the death of his mother Ursula and her husband Mouret He lived with hisrandmother Adelaide now known to all as Aunt Dide he was apprenticed as a wheelwright and he was introduced to Republican politics by his uncle AntoineAntoine had returned from the army and he was the bitterest opponent of his half brother Pierre who he claimed had cheated him of his inheritanceWhen the clash of the republicans with the Kara Anlat Yazar V S At O Bener government came to its climax the Rougons yellow drawing room had become the centre of political activity in Plassan as thereat and ood of the town rallied to support the status uoCould Pierre and Felicit achive their reatest ambition What would happen to Silv re and Miette How would the fallout affect Aunt Dide Antoine the three sons of the Rougons Those are the bare bones of the plot a plot driven by character by family relationships and by history I was so impressed by the portrayal of those family relationships and of how together with circumstance they affect the formation of character and the making of decisions sometimes for Sonsuzlu A Nokta good but often it seems for badI was impressed by the writing The characters lived and breathed and everything feel utterly real I caught the author s cynicism I caught his passion for his subject and sometimes I caught his anger One thing that particularly impressed me was the way he could take a small incident and use it to say so muchI was particularly taken with the story of the young lovers and the writing about the natural world that ran through their story That was something that I hadn t found in Zola s books before and it balance the writing about the Rougons and the town beautifullyThere were times when I thought he spent too long with one side of the story and there were characters I saw too much and others not enough But maybe as I read on I will see the bigger picture betterI found much to admire I felt many emotions as I read and most of all I was struck by how very well Zola laid the foundations for so manybooks in this one The Fortune of the Rougons is my first full length novel by Emile Zola I chose to start with this one because it is the first in the 20 volume Rougon Macuart series This series will follow the lives of two branches of the same family and this novel introduces many of the characters that appear later in the series This novel is not as highly regarded as many of his others but I liked it very much and I didn t think I wouldoing in I am interested in French history especially 18th and 19th The Fortune of the Rougons is my first full length novel by Emile Zola I chose to start with this one because it is the first novel by Emile Zola I chose to start with this one because it is the first the 20 volume Rougon Macuart series This series will follow the lives of two branches of the same family and this novel introduces many of the characters that appear later in the series This novel is not as highly regarded as many of his others but I liked it very much and I didn t think I would The Ethnicity Reader going in I am interested in French history especially 18th and 19th century and this novels backdrop was the coup d etat of 1851 the beginning of the Second Empire and the reign of Napoleon III This version of The Fortune of the Rougons was an 1898 translation by Vizetelly and by his own admission was highly edited from the original and there was no other translation until Brian Nelson s in 2012 I find that almost unbeliveable I will read this new translation just to compare Nelson has also translated a few of Zola s other novels35 stars read and reviewed Dec 2013 revised Nov 2015 Zola basing himself on the works of thinkers of his time including Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution believed that heredity and environment were the two most important factors in determining the course of a person s life He set out to demonstrate this theory in the 20 novel Rougon Macuart series subtitled The Natural and social history of a family during the Second Empire which examines the lives of fiveenerations of the respectable and legitimate Rougon branch and of the diss Zola basing himself on the works of thinkers of his time including Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution believed that heredity and environment were the two most important factors in determining the course of a person s life He set out to demonstrate this theory in the 20 novel Rougon Macuart series subtitled The Natural and social history of a family during the Second Empire which examines the lives of five Our Bodies Ourselves And The Work Of Writing generations of the respectable and legitimate Rougon branch and of the dissolute and illegitimate Macuarts As preparation for this huge undertaking he first charted out an elaborate family tree as depicted belowLa Fortune des Rougons the first novel establishes the origins of the two clans and presents a vast cast of characters of which several will figure as leading protagonists in consecutive novels The story opens on the clandestine meeting of two virginal young lovers Miette and Silv re just outside the fictional Proven al town of Plassans Relating their love story leading up to this night the eve of the 1851 coup d tat during which Napoleon III came into power the events of the day forming the central motif of the novel The two idealistic adolescents are about to join a vastathering of republicans to storm Plassans and nearby towns along the way to Paris on a doomed journey to oppose the coup Plassans is also the hometown of Silv re s randmother Adelaide Fouue commonly known as Tante Dide the matriarch of the Rougon Macuart dynasty She is an eccentric and a pariah who after losing her husband the late Rougon who fathered her only legitimate child Pierre then takes up with the notorious alcoholic and trafficker Macuart a union from which twoillegitimate children are born We follow the progress of Pierre Rougon while he takes his first steps as a young man to secure the family fortune by conning his mother out of her ancestral home and property and taking away his siblings inheritance Pierre Rougon and his wife Felicit see their limited fortune spent away on their children and floundering business and all the while Pierre s half limited fortune spent away on their children and floundering business and all the while Pierre s half Antoine Macuart continually harangues the Rougons for money as compensation for being cheated out of his legacy Much like his father Antoine is a profoundly lazy man who contrives to marry a hard working woman and sponge off her and his children while claiming to have republican ideals The Rougons after decades of vain struggles finally seize their opportunity on this night in 1851 putting in place a series of Machiavellian schemes involving Antoine and putting the lives of men on the line to finally come into wealth and power all the while playing power ames among themselves to determine who will have the upper hand in this old feud A fascinating read and a very promising start to a reat literary saga 45 stars. 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Hern FranceAlthough a stand alone novel I realised that Germinal was part of a series featuring the Rougon Macuart family A series of 20 books written over 22 years concerning a period of French history known as the Second Empire A little Wikipedia ing soon put this the 1848 revolution the Louis Napol on coup d etat and the whole turbulent period into some contextAt the time it seemed like a interesting project to radually work my way through the series several of the ebooks are free onHence The Fortune Of The Rougons the first bookThis novel is a little uneven as is usual with the first book of a series as Zola balances action humour politics and a love story but he does successfully build the foundation of the ensuing masterworkWe are introduced to Ad laide Fouue an enigmatic and lonely woman who marries her The Cunt And Other Lesser Flowers gardener Rougon and then after he dies has a long term relationship with Macuart a disreputable smuggler The offspring of both relationships legitimate and illegitimate over severalenerations are the subject of this book cycleZola creates a wide cross section of French society in which the compelling storylines play out He examines how external influences eg poverty and politics mould the nature of the characters and describes these books as The Natural and Social History of a Family Under the Second Empire Like Dickens Zola is uick to lampoon pompositity vanity and ignorance but unlike Dickens the writing is naturalistic and the characters feel real rather than caricaturesIn a way I m lad I started with Germinal as it showed Zola s writing at its classic best but I also found this book to be really engrossing exciting moving and surprisingly funny Certainly not a dry or difficult read Really looking forward to the next in the series This is the first in Zola s 20 novel series on Les Rougon Macuart a series which depicts L Histoire naturelle et sociale d une famille sous le Second Empire Inspired by Honor de Balzac and borrowing very loosely on Balzac s theme of painting the human tableaux in his Com die Humaine Zola wrote in La Diff rence entre Balzac et moi Balzac s work wants to be the mirror of contemporary society My work will be something else entirely The scope will be narrower I don t want to descr This is the first in Zola s 20 novel series on Les Rougon Macuart a series which depicts L Histoire naturelle et sociale d une famille sous le Second Empire Inspired by Honor de Balzac and borrowing very loosely on Balzac s theme of painting the human tableaux in his Com die Humaine Zola wrote in La Diff rence entre Balzac et moi Balzac s work wants to be the mirror of contemporary society My work will be something else entirely The scope will be narrower I don t want to describe a contemporary society but a single family showing how the race is modified by the environment My big task is to be strictly naturalistNaturalism being a term which in effect he coined and by starting this series he ave elouent voice to it Influenced as much by Balzac as he was by Charles Darwin Zola wished to write stories which showed the natural progression of heredity and to depict socio cultural evolution as he understood it by applying scientific method to his writingThose are the broad strokes for the painting of this seriesIndetail he draws a family thus far so vile and repugnant so disagreeable in every way so intrinsically nasty odious and objectionable so loathsome and contemptible that one is astounded that there are enough adjectives to describe them But what a masterful painter he is for he seems to have summoned up every odious characteristic placed it into the milieu of this family and set the fuse to blaze without once leaving the reader feeling that it is over the top melodrama or worse caricatures of them These people really do exist We ve all met them in various Lob guises in sad and sorry situations in life The construction of this novel is what astounds me eventhan the message for it is deftly composed sensitively rendered and as precise as any scientist in observing the vagaries of human nature While this novel has engendered a lot of interesting thoughts I seem to have neither the inclination nor the ability to translate them all into a full review at this time It probably needs a fewnovels into the series to elicit aconsidered analysis This seems to have been a very filling appetizer course but an appetizer no less Prediction it is a series I will enjoy tremendously NB Do yourself a favour and find aood translation or read it in French with a dictionary if you have toI did read it in French because the only copy available to me in translation was by E Merton If I can offer any help at all it is to say avoid Merton like the plague Left to Merton I would have come away thinking Zola was a melodramatic old dolt who should be relegated to the burn pile as wasted paper I m Tuesdays With Morrie glad I made the effort to dig up an old French edition onutenbergorg though I will admit to taking forever to read this because I am not a reat fan of e readers kindles what have you And for some strange reason it was evendifficult reading Zola electronically than it is reading contemporary fiction Maybe the medium Really Is The Message I Was Affected is the message I was affected by this storyline and it continues to simmer days after I finished reading it If in "depicting true enetic heredity as a defining force in a person s evolution "true enetic heredity as a defining force in a person s evolution also depicts how people become products of their environment albeit paradoxically all the while that they are shaping their environment While there is much to be said of the forces that impact people s lives from the pressures of society there is an eually balanced argument that man has shaped society by which he is impacted as the serpent swallows its tail this story will play itself out into infinity It will be interesting to follow Zola down this path to see if he ever arrives at a conclusion Certainly it seems the family is doomed by its own reed and innate need for self aggrandizement just as it is defined from the bloodline of a simpleton from which the family sprang Again paradoxically it is the simpleton who offers the only bit of wisdom by the end of the novel and who is redeemable from this lost basket of deplorables The innocents in the story die early deaths and it is the immoral corrupt line that seemingly prospers I love Zola s writing I have meant to readof his Rougon Macuart series but I hadn t read anything for such a long time because I was wondering just how to set about it I could carry on picking random books from the series as they could catch my eye I could read them in the order they were written I could read them in the author s recommended reading orderI inclined towards the latter but I hesitated to pick up this first book because I feared that it would be a complicated setting I love Zola s writing I have meant to readof his Rougon Macuart series but I hadn t read anything for such a long time because I was wondering just how to set about it I could carry on picking random books from the series as they could catch my eye I could read them in the order they were written I could read them in the author s recommended reading orderI inclined towards the latter but I hesitated to pick up this first book because I feared that it would be a complicated setting a lot of things up but not so interesting for its own sake kind of bookWhen I found a Stellar Quilts group that was beginning to read the whole series I knew that it was time for me to beginI found that my fears weren t entirely unfounded there were a lot of characters there were many stories opening up and I would have been lost uite early on had my book not had a family tree I could consult and I m still not entirely sure about the political history or all of the implications of the story I readThat said though I loved this book I m verylad that I read it Zola s writing about his characters and the world around Them Is So Very Vivid And As is so very vivid and as began to the roots and branches of this fictitious family tree I was intrigued by the possibilities it presented for future stories and for what those stories might sayThe scene is set and then this story begins with a pair of young lovers who will be caught up in republican protests Silv re had planned to join the ranks and he had brought the The Cabaret Voltaire gun that had always hung on the wall in hisrandmother s home Miette had thought that she would be left behind but she was caught up too and found herself carrying the flagThen the story went back in time recounting the recent history of Silv re s familyAdelaide Fouue was the descended from a family of a market ardeners Sh. Nished circle it becomes the picture of a defunct reign of a strange epoch of folly and shameThis work which will comprise several episodes embodies in my mind the natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire And the first episode The Fortune of the Rougons may for scientific pur poses be very aptly entitled The OriginAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction

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