"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Émile Zola, 1840-1902

Influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.

He wrote short stories, essays, plays, and novels. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.

To read FREE copies and translations of his work: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/z/zola/emile/


LittleCely said...

I have never heard of Zola but he seems like a very interesting read so thank you for the link of his works.

LittleCely's Blog

cifar shayar said...

This is the first time I heard his name,thank you for introducing him to me.

Z for Zephyr

Fil said...

I know Zola's name and I think I read a bit of Germinal but it mustn't have impressed me much as I have no recollection of him!!
Thanks for all the great information on this challenge.

Tony Laplume said...

I read Germinal a few years back.

Kristin Smith said...

I'd never heard of Zola, but he sounds inspiring!

Happy Z day!! Yay, we made it through the challenge!! Now off to write! :)

A.M. Guynes/Annikka Woods said...

I've never heard of him. I'll have to check out that link you posted and read through some of the stuff.

athousandliveslived said...

Awesome final post!

Please visit my blog, http://www.thatgirlybookworm.blogspot.ca

My theme featured books and their titles which started with the letter of the day. Congrats on finishing.

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge! I know I should have read Zola by now but never got around to it. Of course, there's no excuse now that you've shared that link. :-)

Kat Sheridan said...

I've heard the name, but never read him. Thank you for the link so I can get my toes wet!

Kat Sheridan with Sia McKye Over Coffee

Madhu said...

Never heard of him, but thanks for the information and sharing the ebook. Congrats on a successful month of blogging.
Thanks for visiting my blog and reading some of the stories. I would appreciate it if you would take a few moments to vote for your favorite ones.

Maria Dunn said...

Hi Sylvia. Thanks for the introduction to Zola and congrats on reaching the end of the challenge. Maria, Delight Directed Living

Simran said...

Hi Sylvia,
I heard of Zola for the first time and he seems to be an inspiring person. Next time I'll prefer his books to read. Thanks for sharing it with us.
It was nice to be here :)

Locomente said...

Really informative :)

Locomente said...

Really informative :)