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Germinal (Penguin Classics)
by Emile Zola

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Germinal (1885) is the thirteenth in Emile Zola's cycle of twenty novels about the Rougon-Macquart dynasty. It tells the story of Etienne Lantier, from the illegitimate Macquart branch of the family, who arrives in the mining settlement of Montsou, and witnesses at first hand the appalling conditions in which miners live and work. Gradually becoming embroiled in a bitter dispute between the miners and their employers, he eventually leads the strike which is the centrepiece of the novel. But this is more than the struggle of labour against capital. It is also the struggle of the hungry against the well-fed, against the passivity and resignation passed down over generations of starving people, and ultimately against hunger itself, represented by the fantastical devouring monster of the mine, which swallows up men, just as the beast of the modern industrial economy relentlessly swallows up capital. This apparent pessimism about society is offset by the possibility of rebirth and regeneration. For all the inherited misery of the downtrodden, the old order may some day be overturned.

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Owls Books
Toledo, OH, USA

Germinal (Penguin Classics)Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1954-11-30
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Price: $3.45
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
Germinal (Penguin Classics)Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1954-11-30
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Price: $3.45
Seller: Hippo Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Condition: Fair
Notes: Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Heavy wear to covers and pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.
 
 
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    Germinal (Mass Market Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1984
    Publisher: Penguin
    Description: Book
    Condition: Good
    Notes: This book is in good condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. The cover has bumps, scuffs and rubs. It has been corner and edge bumped. There is a black marker line on the bottom page ends only visible from the outside.

    visionarybook
    Denver, CO, USA
    $3.50
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.91
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.92
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.92
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.92
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Emerald
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.92
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Emerald
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.92
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.98
    Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1954
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    Description: Good; some shelfwear/edgewear but still NICE! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name Standard-sized.

    Midtown Scholar Bookstore
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    $5.00
 
 

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Overview

Germinal (1885) is the thirteenth in Emile Zola's cycle of twenty novels about the Rougon-Macquart dynasty. It tells the story of Etienne Lantier, from the illegitimate Macquart branch of the family, who arrives in the mining settlement of Montsou, and witnesses at first hand the appalling conditions in which miners live and work. Gradually becoming embroiled in a bitter dispute between the miners and their employers, he eventually leads the strike which is the centrepiece of the novel. But this is more than the struggle of labour against capital. It is also the struggle of the hungry against the well-fed, against the passivity and resignation passed down over generations of starving people, and ultimately against hunger itself, represented by the fantastical devouring monster of the mine, which swallows up men, just as the beast of the modern industrial economy relentlessly swallows up capital. This apparent pessimism about society is offset by the possibility of rebirth and regeneration. For all the inherited misery of the downtrodden, the old order may some day be overturned.

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Details
  • PID: 16502294564
  • ISBN-13: 9780140440454
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Seller: Owls Books
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good