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Can someone please conqquete a definitive and realistic reading order for reading the Les Rougon Macquart series? Many thanks – David. Ilana Goodreads gives you the reading order of all the titles, just click ls the link below the title on this page where the name of the series appears. Lists with This Book. Suspense and conspiracy to Empire’s borders: We have therefore returned to Plaesans to the scene of “the fortune of the Rougon” in a context that at first glance seems more peaceful; dee, one quickly learns the horrible Felicite Rougon are still rampant, which can only be a good sign The Faujas infiltrated Plassans to return xe the city in favor of Bonapartist power.

He moved among the couples Mouret, from where it gradually spins its web on the minds and in power. As much reading “the fortun Suspense and conspiracy to Empire’s borders: As much reading “the fortune of the Rougon” was a little painful, or lz least winded, so I devoured this psycho-political thriller Machiavellian, very rhythmic in short chapters, fascinated by the dull rise of violence it deploys more than electoral machinations and petty power struggles that serve as background to the novel, I iced my spine to follow the piece that is played between the main characters, the Mouret couple sacrificial victims, and Faujas, spectral manipulator; how it gradually takes possession of their home, their garden, their property, their social circles and their lives really cold in the back!

Until the tragic outcome of the final scene, which takes place under the eyes of “ambitious vulgar”, not a moment of respite in this thriller of madness in which Zola spares us none of the villainies of the human soul. No matter how much I read, there were always at least pages left to go. I felt certain I’d read the equivalent of two thousand pages when I looked up to see ” more to go”.

Was Penelope at work, on plasszns magic shroud? While I slept, she added pages each night. This is surely the most boring book in the Rougon-Macquart series yet. This is my 4th. Multiple stray thoughts occurred to me plzssans I was sighing and bemoaning my way throu 6. Multiple stray thoughts occurred to me as I was sighing and bemoaning my way through this one: I would have enjoyed this as a teenager, just “eating up” every word of Zola’s religious and political caricatures; I would have enjoyed this as a young uni student as we dissected and ka every precious Zolaian is that a word?

Now, it just annoyed me because the more I read, the more absurd it became. I even read it in French for a while, thinking that the translator had dropped the ball on this one, as often happens with Zola. The translator was bang-on, in sentiment, in cultural reference, in boring old prose.


Oh, such prophecies, in the old and wise! I could have cinquete this in my sleep and made it a barn-burning mini-series for television. I still hear the low base rumbling in my skull. This book has driven me to the edge of distraction. These characters were too far-fetched even for me, and I say that having lived in the shadow and grip of small-town catholic Ontario where the priests and nuns ruled the communities with iron fists; where the manipulations and maneuverings could have been the prototypes for Zola’s people, had they lived in his time.

But even they, in their machinations, could never have gone this far. Zola’s main characters don’t work here, because the caricatures are flawed; they are consistently evil and nasty specimens, without once achieving a breath of kind humanity. Human nature is not like that, and I am surprised that Zola should paint them this way.

Even ‘umble Uriah has his moments of tenderness — where he reveals the soft underbelly of his humanity. One can almost hear Satan cackling, and crackling away, over Faujas’s demise. Marthe Mouret is the epitome of religious ecstasy gone badder-than-bad: Such women were indeed created by the Catholic Church, but never such a woman as Mme Mouret. The dozens of ocnquete evil characters that populate the novel are no more than stick figures of evilness, which once again surprised me in Zola.

I’d expected more depth and perspicuity from him. Perhaps by this point in the series he was getting tired of his own mission, of painting the baseness of human nature and so let loose like a cannon shot, without much accuracy. As Plassanw slept on this, and reflected more, my estimation fell even more, and so slipped to a mere 6.

I’ve never had difficulty in suspending my disbelief in literature, for the sake of a good story, but this one, for some reason stretches the very bounds of cockeyed credulity. This one was so over the top, that even Le ventre de Paris was less gormandizing. View all 4 comments. The hypocrisy of the clergy, social status, vicious gossip and the descent into madness and its consequences are just a few of the themes that drive this tale of human frailty and ambition.

Marthe Rougon, the youngest of the Rougon siblings, and her husband, Francois Mouret—first cousin to Marthe and p Another Zola masterpiece. 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.

Francois plassanns that his wife lead an effort to start a home for young girls.

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This begins cinquete sequence of ds that forever changes the town of Plassans, its social elite and the Rougon and Mouret familes. In other words, he comments on the great issues of his time that reverberate timelessly. And he always knew how to construct a dramatic, astonishing conclusion.

Aug 05, Hiba Arrame rated it liked it. A man comes to town. In this case the priest Faujas who, like a succubus, takes over everything from the spiritual awakening of Mme Mouret to the politics of Plassans. He forgets that the real power is with the Cpnquete. Also there is his contempt for small town life lw its petty feuds and backbiting social life. Everyone is pretty awful I do so like Zola – might even be 5 stars, but I feel I have to leave some room in the ratings for even better reads.


There is Zola’s good characterizations of his primary characters here, as usual. Even his minor character don’t feel like cardboard cutouts, but perhaps I just don’t see them like others might, and I’ll acknowledge it here and now.

In this, there is also some good plot, a bit of mystery. While there might not be any huge surprises, I wasn’t able to see the turns of plot in conqueet las I do so like Zola – might even be 5 stars, but I feel I have to leave some room in the ratings for even better reads. While there might not be any huge surprises, I wasn’t able to see the turns of plot in the last of the novel. Who was this Abbe Faujas and what were his goals?

Would he achieve his Conquest of Plassans? I feel confident in saying that not everyone plasxans come away from this with the same feelings. One thing that struck me, however, plasans applies today as well, is the destructiveness of rumor and gossip. Entire lives can be ruined – we’ve all seen it. Jan 16, Softymel rated it it was amazing. This was my 12th book in the Rougon-Macquart series and I struggled with it big time. I’m not sure what was worse – reading the kindle version of it in a 20 book download, the multitude of characters coqnuete my losing who is who, the fact that it’s book 4 and having enjoyed later ones means conqueye earlier work is less polished.

Or a combination of all. Despite all conquee, the dramatic ending was unexpected. And I still love Emile Zola. Another masterpiece and my personal favorite from Zola. I am reading the full twenty novels of the Rougon-Maquart series by Zola. I did not start them in order: This is book four. If you do not care about order, this book might coquete best read right after book 1 The Fortune of the Rougons.

Without giving anything away, it’s truly about the breakdown of the family unit through politics, religion, greed and outside I am reading the full twenty novels of the Rougon-Maquart series by Zola. Without giving anything away, it’s truly about the breakdown of the family unit through politics, religion, greed and outside interference.

As usual, it has a highly dramatic ending like other books in the series Nana, La Bete Humaine, Fortune.

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The main characters get exactly what they deserve in the novel, and the innocents remain unharmed. Once it gets rolling it’s a good, quick read. La rovina di una famiglia borghese a causa dell’ambizione smodata di un uomo. Zola non delude mai nell’approfondimento psicologico dei personaggi e nella descrizione dell’ambiente che li circonda.

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Trustworthy Zola brings us an entertaining piece of evilness amongst the aristocrats of s. From the very first ten pages there is an air of ruthlesness about to befall upon these people and it grows with every word. The end conqueete saved the book, I was so afraid at one point this book would be predictable.