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Numerous battles took place in provincial towns, where imperial representatives fought secretly with the clergy for control of local government. View all 3 comments. The story of a priest who comes to a small French backwater determined to wrest control of it away from the out of power Legitimists and hand it over to the Bonapartist Republicans.

Other Characters Lucien Delangre Mme.

Enter your email address to follow haonowshaokao and receive notifications of new posts by email. Human nature is not like that, and I am surprised that Zola should paint them this way.

More than half of Zola’s novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. While there might not be any huge surprises, I wasn’t able to see the turns of plot in the last of the novel. Wonderful, strange and brutal realisms.

The town shifts its opinion. This site uses cookies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Will this one be better?

I love Zola’s works to begin with – especially the Rougon-Macquart series – but this has to be one of my favorites. Despite all that, the dramatic ending was unexpected. The ending was almost worth it, though. Who was this Abbe Faujas and what were his goals? However, the seeds are still planted for more lingering trouble for Plassans in that the Rougons remain in control and that all 3 of the Mouret children survived their parents.


It was difficult to keep track, let alone care.

La Conquête de Plassans by Émile Zola

Hope your weekend is going well. Marthe Mouret is the epitome of religious ecstasy gone badder-than-bad: Without giving anything away, it’s truly about the breakdown of the family unit through politics, religion, greed and outside interference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: My body was seriously shaking a bit when the image of Mouret who danced around his burning house came to df mind.

I’m so happy for the last fifty pages, they restored my faith in Zola! Je le trouvait long et ennuyant.

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La Conquête de Plassans

I believe I have two of them. I am reading the full twenty ppassans of the Rougon-Maquart series by Zola. Such women were indeed created by the Catholic Church, but never such a woman as Mme Mouret. He concocts various plots, undermines rivals, brews discontent with the establishment, and generally acts like a bit of an all-round shit.

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Can someone please provide a definitive and realistic reading order for reading the Les Rougon Macquart series? The other thread concerns the poor family who have to put him up — Rougon daughter Marthe and her husband and cousin Francois Mouret. Notify me of new posts via email. Email required Address never made public. Ilana Goodreads gives you the reading order of all the titles, just click on the link below the title on this page where the name of the series appears.

The ancillary character portrayals are great. Within Plassans the majority of the action takes place in the Conquetd house and the Church of Saint Saturnin.

I found each character equally dislikable and irritating. There are occassional forays to villages outside of the town most noticeably Les Tulettes in which dw situated a lunatic asylum.

C’est du vrai Zola. I feel confident in saying that not everyone will come away from this with the same feelings. In Mouret’s absence, and Marthe’s indifference, Faujas unscrupulous sister Olympe and brother in law Trouche take over the Mouret’s house, and live high at their expense.

The narrative is kept up at a tremendous pace and builds conqete a quite astonishing climax of violence and horror as Zola ends the novel in a near-apocalyptic fury. If you do not care about order, this book might be best read right after book 1 The Fortune of the Rougons.