The rise and fall of Nana
Nana by Emile Zola, ISBN: 9781909904897
Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau’s rise from streetwalker to high-class cocotte during the last three years of the French Second Empire. We first meet Nana at the tender age of fifteen, and all of a sudden, in the good-natured child the woman stood revealed, a disturbing woman with all the impulsive madness of her sex, opening the gates of the unknown world of desire. Nana was still smiling, but with the deadly smile of a man-eater.
Emile Zola was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France. Zola’s most popular work includes: Theresa Raquin (ISBN: 9781909904880), Nana (ISBN: 9781909904897), The Dream (ISBN: 9781909904903), His Masterpiece (ISBN: 9781909904910).