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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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Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
Το μυθιστόρημα αυτό ισορροπεί με το ένα πόδι στον 19ο αιώνα και με το άλλο στον 20ο. Είναι το πρώτο μυθιστόρημα του Ζολά, όπου γίνεται λόγος για την χρήση τηλεφωνικών συσκευών, τον πειραματισμό για την κατασκευή μηχανοκίνητων οχημάτων και την μαζική παραγωγή ποδηλάτων, η τελευταία επιβάλλει την ένδυση των γυναικών με παντελόνια. Είμαστε πλέον στην μοντέρνα εποχή. Κι αυτή η εποχή είναι μια εποχή συγκρούσεων. Αντιθέσεων. Είναι η εποχή που προαναγγέλλει τους Παγκόσμιους Πολέμους του 20ου αιώνα, την ...more
Dagny
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Orion
Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
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
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Jonathan
Paris is the last volume in the Three Cities trilogy and was first published in 1898. After the struggle I had with the previous volume, Rome, (see here and here) I did wonder if I would ever finish the trilogy; but I have. Even the first volume in the series, Lourdes, was a bit of a struggle. The main character throughout the series is the Abbé Pierre Froment, a priest who no longer retains his faith, and although Zola makes us sympathise with Froment's predicament we know right from the start ...more
Trounin
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Самое взрывоопасное на Земле — нрав французов. Если их довести до точки кипения — случаются социальные потрясения с далеко идущими последствиями. Во времена Золя нрав французов продолжал бурлить в поисках обретения справедливости. Не дошли они до нахождения себя в мире, продолжая испытывать действительность на прочность. Вновь расцвёл террор в обществе, как способ заявить о воззрениях. И если Франция погружалась в череду актов гражданского неповиновения, значит следует ожидать скорых перемен. Бо ...more
Natalie Petchnikow
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Émile ZOLA (1840-1902), né à Paris, de père italien, un ingénieur de travaux publics, et mère française. À conséquence du décès du chef de famille, lorphelin, fils unique, et la veuve, connaissent des graves pénuries économiques, jusquà ce que le jeune Émile entre en contact avec Louis Hachette, qui l'embauche comme commis dans sa librairie le 1er mars 1862. Il considère dès son plus jeune âge l'écriture comme sa véritable vocation. Ses amis d'enfance Paul Cézanne et Jean-Baptistin Baille sont s ...more
Aziza Aouhassi
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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Jānis
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Steve Gordon
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Michel Van Goethem
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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'.
Marie Bouteille
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Le dernier volet est grandiose. La science contre la religion. Comment gérer les progrès techniques pour le bonheur du peuple ?
Gina
Jun 23, 2007 rated it liked it
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
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“Therein lies the new hope—Justice, after eighteen hundred years of impotent Charity. Ah! in a thousand years from now, when Catholicism will be naught but a very ancient superstition of the past, how amazed men will be to think that their ancestors were able to endure that religion of torture and nihility!” 0 likes
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