La conquête de Plassans qui donne son titre au quatrième roman des Rougon- Macquart est l’ambition que précisément s’est fixée Faujas, prêtre bonapartiste. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 98 by Émile Zola. La Conquête de Plassans by Émile Zola. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 98 by Émile Zola. The Conquest of Plassans (La Conquête de Plassans) by Émile Zola. Book Cover.

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La Conquete de Plassans

The thing that bothered me was how the story was built up so it seemed like I knew what was about to come. Marthe Rougon, the youngest of the Rougon siblings, and her husband, Francois Mouret—first cousin to Marthe and part of the illegitimate Macquart family tree—are a prosperous couple in the mythical Provence town of Plassans.

This one gets a little subtle laa terms of the social manipulations and hence harder to enjoy. The book is in many ways predictable as to its conclusion. Jan 25, Nicolas Rouillot rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would he achieve his Conquest of Plassans?

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La Conquête de Plassans

I’m so happy for the last fifty pages, they restored my faith in Zola! Soon enough, Faujas’ sister and her husband, who are both a questionable lot, move into the house as well, and they all joyfully and quite horribly abuse Marthe’s exaggerated sense of generosity, while Faujas turns a blind eye, intent as he is on bigger plans of his own. The translator was bang-on, in sentiment, in cultural reference, in boring old prose. Notify me of new posts via email. Other books in the series.


It’s essentially a tale mixing up religion, politics and madness all filtered through Zola’s naturalistic view. There are occassional forays to villages outside of the town most noticeably Les Tulettes in which is situated a lunatic asylum.

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Quite tragic in its scope, but with the latter half of the book a long, drawn out denouement, you really have time to prepare for it. The Government House Circle M. For me that was the intriguing part of the novel, everyone was in agreement that he l mad.

The series examines two branches of a family: View all 3 comments. Zola is a fucking amazing writer. My body was seriously shaking a bit when the image of Mouret who danced around his burning house came to my mind. Things start to go wrong once the priest starts to mingle amongst the neighbours and slowly turn the town against the Mourets. Suspense and conspiracy to Empire’s borders: Jan 16, Softymel rated it it was amazing. The first half of the Zola, you monster.

The end really saved the book, I was so afraid at one point this book would be predictable. In this case the priest Faujas who, like a succubus, takes over everything from the spiritual awakening of Mme Mouret to the zolw of Plassans. Jul 11, Kelly Marcu rated it really liked it. To ee the rest of my review please visit http: Set in France’s Second Empire, the series traces the “environmental” influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became more prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution.


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The descent into madness seemed a bit rapid for me but this is a quibble. Would he achieve df Conquest of Plassans? The Faujas infiltrated Plassans to return to the city in favor of Bonapartist power.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This novel focuses on the power of the clergy and how vicious small town gossip can be. As much reading “the fortun Suspense and conspiracy to Empire’s borders: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Coqute account. Many thanks – David. But even they, in their machinations, could never have gone this far.

This is book four. Other Characters Lucien Delangre Mme.

Entire lives can be ruined – we’ve all seen it. Everyone is pretty awful Well, in Plassans the party of the Empire under Napoleon III wants its seat back, and they have a suitably Machiavellian plan to lw that. Well, in Plassans the party of the Empire under Napoleon III wants its seat back, and they have a suitably Machiavellian plan to achieve that.