Germinal (Penguin Classics)

Germinal (Penguin Classics)


The 13th novel in Émile Zola’s nice Rougon-Macquart series, Germinal expresses outrage on the exploitation of the numerous through the few, but additionally exhibits humanity’s capability for compassion and hope.

Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway employee, is a shrewdpermanent yet uneducated younger guy with a deadly mood. pressured to take a back-breaking task at Le Voreux mine whilst he can't get different paintings, he discovers that his fellow miners are ailing, hungry, and in debt, not able to feed and dress their households. whilst stipulations within the mining group go to pot even additional, Lantier reveals himself top a strike that may suggest hunger or salvation for all.

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