19.07.2012 NOTE: I read this book in the original French. I was assigned The Fortune of the Rougons this semester in my French class. I was pretty excited for it, as I've read other works by Zola and loved them. Unfortunately, this one ...
important contributor to the Naturalist movement. He also led an active political
life, which is reflected in some of his works. His novels are infused with realism,
as he wanted to create accurate portrayals of what life was like at the time.