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Une page d'amour (Les Rougon-Macquart #8)

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« "Henri, je vous en supplie... Laissez-moi..." Mais il lui avait saisi les poignets, il l'attirait lentement, comme pour la vaincre tout de suite d'un baiser. L'amour grandi en lui pendant des mois, endormi plus tard par la rupture de leur intimité, éclatait d'autant plus violent, qu'il commençait à oublier Hélène. Tout le sang de son cœur montait à ses joues ; et elle se ...more
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Published June 5th 1989 by Gallimard (Folio) (first published 1877)
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I read this book in English, but only the original French book is shown in the Goodreads listings. I am hoping to read the entire Rougon-Macquart saga, and so since this was the only Zola book in this series I hadn't read, I checked it out. In the intro, Zola is quoted as saying he wrote it as a kind of crowd-pleasing effort as a way of showing he could write softer, more romantic books after the publication of (my favorite book) L'Assomoir. While the book was psychologically interesting, I thin ...more

Well, firstly I enjoyed this more than most of the other books in the cycle. I felt there were more characters whom I liked, and all the characters were better rounded and filled out than in some of the other books. I especially enjoyed Rosalie and Zephyrin.

I also felt that Zola liked the characters he had created in this novel more than in the others. The main character (and Zola's favourite?) was in fact Paris, with the River Seine running through it and through the novel. I love the way Zola
Yasin Sakal
Paris'te Emile Zola'nın anıt mezarını ziyaret ettikten sonra dönüşte okumaya başladığım bir kitaptı. Kitabı Paris'i gördükten sonra okuduğuma oldukça memnunum. Zira kitap boyunca Zola Paris manzaralarından oluşan bir panorama ile sadece orada yaşanan bu olayı değil aynı zamanda Paris'i ve onun güzelliğini de anlatıyor. İnsanı sık sık Montmartre, Invalides, Pantheon,Louvre, St. Jacques kulesi vs gibi geniş bir Paris panoraması ile başbaşa bırakıyor. Romanın 1855 senesinde geçmesi de orada neden ...more
Elizabeth (Alaska)
The Goodreads description is an extract from an Afterward in the English translation I read. It is quite true that this novel seems quite different than most of the others I have so far read of the series.
The rain had ceased, and the clouds were trooping off like some herd of monsters hurrying in disorderly array into the gloom of the horizon. A blue gap, that grew larger by degrees, had opened up above the city. But Helene, her elbows trembling on the window-rail, still breathless from her has
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Un ouvrage d' Emile Zola qui, avec le Reve, marque une difference dans la decheance de la famille Rougon-Macquart en ce qu'il entame l'innocence fragilisee dans l'heredite familiale dans la personne de Jeanne qui souffre de maux herites de son ancetre a qui elle ressemble physiquement. Et l'amour va au-dela entre le docteur qui traite Jeanne et la mere de Jeanne Helene qui en apparence n'a rien de mal sauf qu'elle a transmis a sa fille ce gene de sa grande tante. La Scene de la violence du mal e ...more
Excellent descriptions that keep you turning the pages. Lovely use of imagery, intense with emotion. Love this writer.
L'histoire a finalement peu d'intérêt, j'ai surtout apprécié les descriptions des panoramas de Paris
Adolescent girls have a bit of a reputation for sabotaging their parents’ attempts to re-partner, don’t they? If you think that such brattiness is a modern phenomenon, this novel by Zola will make you think again…

Une page d’amour, translated variously as A Love Episode; A Page of Love; Hélène: A Love Episode; or A Love Affair; was first published in 1878. It’s eighth in the publication order, but tenth in the recommended reading order, following on from The Sin of Father Mouret (see my review) a
someone has confused this novel with A Night of Love, which is a collection of short stories. i have attempted to begin to fix the combined editions, but there are so many jumbled here, it's very confusing. To be clear: A Love Episode is a single novel about widow Helene Grandjean and her daughter Jeanne, and the mother's ill-fated crush on a married doctor.

anyway, i started reading this last october and then just felt burned out on Zola (as i was reading the series in order), but it's not a bad
Julieta Paradiso
Une page d’amour, ou un coup de passion disséqué… Une jeune femme, Helène, veuve, mère d’une gamine jalouse et chétive, vivant à Paris une vie honnête, comme une recluse à peu-près. Elle n’a jamais connu la passion dans son mariage et là voilà qui tombe sur M. Deberle, médecin et voisin. Et sur toile de fond, ou plutôt, en bas, comme « un océan de toitures » toujours présent, Paris et ses monuments. C’est ainsi qu’on assiste à la naissance, croissance et dénouement d’une passion chez le personna ...more
There needs to be more than 5 stars to rate a book - this is a clear six. I grabbed the book actually by mistake, I had no idea it was Zola's work and while reading it, I had to re-check several times that it really WAS his. It's so different from "L'Assomnoir" or "La Terre", quite tender and gentle. It's not a very known book but if you happen to like 19th century naturalism, you will love this, I assure you.
Diego Urbina
Una novela con París como protagonista y con la influencia de varios astros que la hace interesante. Sin duda, Elena fue cegada por la pasión que no sentía desde hace tiempo. Me gustó mucho la trama en la que Elena aceptó los consejos de las únicas personas verdaderamente cercanas a ella convirtiéndose en señora por segunda vez, recobrando tranquilidad. Aunque un poco lenta, se admira los detalles con que describe el autor inclusive los menores detalles del entorno en que se desarrolla, que pare ...more
J.M. Hushour

This is the halfway point in the 20-volume Les Rougons-Macquart series. This one centers on the aunt of the Mouret kids featured in the last several novels, Helene, who is a young widow living with her sickly, epileptic daughter in Paris. She falls in love with the doctor who lives next door who treats said kid, too bad that fucker is married, etc. and etc. This hasn't been translated since 1910 which might be the main problem
Nancy Burns
It's Zola....another love story but the books in the series are now showing subtle clues to each other!

"Paris in winter had become a place in her past.
Her tears seem to float in ‘la Seine‘.
The river flows by and uncoils as does her life."

Here is my review:
La description du roman sur cette page ne correspond pas à Une page d'amour, celui-ci raconte la vie d'une jeune veuve qui élève seule sa fille à Paris et tombe amoureuse de son voisin, médecin et marié. Ce roman n'est pas un des plus connus de Zola et même s'il n'arrive pas à la hauteur de ses chefs-d'oeuvre, on en retiendra cependant les magnifiques descriptions de Paris et la merveilleuse scène du bal des enfants.
Je suis un grand amateur de Zola et je dois avouer que j'ai eu beaucoup de difficulté à embarquer dans ce livre. J'ai eu l'impression de lire un remake de Balzac. C'est le même style de livre avec une fin balzacienne. Cependant, dans le roman de Zola, l'histoire d'amour n'est pas venu me chercher.

Une Page d'Amour est donc un des tomes des Rougon-Macquart que j'ai le moins aimé. Il m'en reste maintenant cinq à lire et je suis convaincu qu'ils sont meilleurs que celui-ci.
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لم ترقني هذه الرواية كثيرا ولولا وجود إسم الكاتب على الغلاف لإعتقدت أن كاتبها هو بلزاك
يتشابه أسلوب إميل زولا هنا كثيرا مع أسلوب بلزاك في روايته أوجينيه جرانديه
أو ابنة البخيل في الكوميديا الإنسانية
Esteban Gordon
Zola's descriptions of Paris in a whirl of storm and color left me spellbound. Helene's tale spun through a whirl of emotional storm and color left me thoroughly depressed.
An extremely odd story in Zola's saga, almost entirely taking place in 1 house and the whole story feels much more insular than his usual works.
This was like a nineteenth century soap opera. Murder, incest train crashes and social symbolism. Who couldn't love it.
Oh, what we'll do for love! Three stories, all beautifully and expansively written yet not a word wasted. I love Zola!
Mary  Goodnight
Souvenirs lointains de ce roman emprunté à la bibliothèque de Maubeuge l'année du bac... Lointain, mais encore présent.
Caroline Beatle
Dios mío, este libro ♥
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Émile François Zola was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.

More than half of Zola's novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Unlike Balzac who in the midst of his literary career resynthesized his work into La Comédie Humaine, Zola from
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Les Rougon-Macquart (1 - 10 of 20 books)
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  • Son Excellence Eugène Rougon (Les Rougon-Macquart, #6)
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  • Nana (Les Rougon-Macquart, #9)
  • Pot-Bouille (Les Rougon-Macquart, #10)
  • The Ladies' Paradise (Les Rougon-Macquart, #11)
Germinal (Les Rougon-Macquart, #13) Nana (Les Rougon-Macquart, #9) Thérèse Raquin L'Assommoir (The Dram Shop) (Les Rougon-Macquart, #7) La Bête humaine (Les Rougon-Macquart, #17)

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“It was always the same; other people gave up loving before she did. They got spoilt, or else they went away; in any case, they were partly to blame. Why did it happen so? She herself never changed; when she loved anyone, it was for life. She could not understand desertion; it was something so huge, so monstrous that the notion of it made her little heart break.” 11 likes
“The whole of Paris was lit up. The tiny dancing flames had bespangled the sea of darkness from end to end of the horizon, and now, like millions of stars, they burned with a steady light in the serene summer night. There was no breath of wind to make them flicker as they hung there in space. They made the unseen city seem as vast as a firmament, reaching out into infinity.” 6 likes
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