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Then the Chief of the Detective Force told the whole story: how Detective Mondesir, on being warned by a secret agent that the Anarchist Salvat was in a tavern at Montmartre, had reached it just as the bird had flown; then how chance had again set him in presence of Salvat at a hundred paces or so from the tavern, the rascal having foolishly loitered there to watch the est...more
Paperback, 701 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Gallimard Education (first published 1898)
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Esteban Gordon
Unlike the first two novels of the Three Cities trilogy, Paris ranks up with the best novels of the Rougon-Macquart series. There is a real story here - and it's a good one...though I wish it would have ended with a real...bang.
Marie Bouteille
Le dernier volet est grandiose. La science contre la religion. Comment gérer les progrès techniques pour le bonheur du peuple ?
Aziza Aouhassi
Zola ne cessera de me surprendre par la finesse de son mot et la complétude de son oeuvre.
Dans ce livre - comme dans ses autres romans des Rougon-Macquart, Zola traite de problématiques contemporaines des pays de tiers monde. Certes, il adresse dans ses écrits la France du 19ème siècle, mais n'est ce pas que l'Histoire se recrée encore et toujours?
La recherche de soi, de sens à sa vie, le 'terrorisme' avec ses causes et ses portées, la Révolution en dehors du politique.. tant de thématiques pré...more
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4.0 out of 5 stars A turn of the century thriller that shouldn't be missed., February 15, 2000

Paris is the third volume of the Three Cities trilogy that began with Lourdes and continued with Rome. Published in 1898, Paris is Zola's summation of the 19th Century and his predictions and hopes for the 20th Century. In this work Zola gives a splendid portrayal of social life in Paris at the end of the century. He takes us into the lives of men and wo...more
Jānis
Nedaudz beigas prasījās spraigākas, bet atkal jau senie rakstnieki māk uzrakstīt arī neinteresanto interesanti. Kaut kā tizli sanāca, ka triloģijas pēdējo grāmatu izlasīju kā pirmo, bet nekas - man tagad pirmās divas jau kabatā :D
Michel Van Goethem
Très bien écrit, mais trop optimiste pour le 20é siècle à venir... trop de confiance dans la science, l'avenir de 'justice et de vérité'.
Dagny
Paris is the third of Emile Zola's "Cities" trilogy, following Lourdes and
Rome. Abbe Pierre Froment has now been disillusioned in his faith twice, once
at Lourdes and again in Rome. On his return to Paris he decides that, if he
himself no longer believes, he can at least still give hope to others. He joins
Abbe Rose in attempting to succor and assist the poor of Paris.
Gina
This novel is summarizes the whole Rougon-Macquart degeneracy in one long novel about class conflict in Paris, anarchy, crises of faith and regeneration.
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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...more
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