The Resource Germinal

Germinal

Label
Germinal
Title
Germinal
Statement of responsibility
Emile Zola
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With flawless construction and impeccable detail, Germinal chronicles the conflicts, lusts, and deprivation of life in the coal fields of nineteenth-century France. A father and three of seven children work brutal hours, facing such hazards as landslides, fire, and poisoned air, to scrape together enough money for food. When their lodger, Étienne, shares ideas of a workers' revolt, the family gradually embraces his plans. Soon the settlement is aflame with resolve to strike for better wages and working conditions. Savage and horrifying events ensue as miners clash with management and with each other. Where people once merely struggled for food they are now dying of starvation. The hungry wage war against the sated, against the resignation of their peers, and ultimately against hunger itself. Published in 1885, Germinal helped establish Émile Zola as the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. This masterpiece has been called one of the ten best novels in the French language
Member of
Summary
Étienne Lenier works in the mines and leads an ultimately unsuccessful strike against the low wages and fines
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10112753
Cataloging source
BT
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1840-1902
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  • Zola, Emile
  • Ellis, Havelock
  • Davidson, Frederick
Dewey number
813
PerformerNote
Read by Frederick Davidson
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1859-1939
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Ellis, Havelock
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True
Series statement
Rougon-Macquart
Series volume
0013
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Germinal
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Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
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unknown
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483074054
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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Label
Germinal
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:318fa9e1-50c4-4910-85d5-12b7a7744fe0
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781483074054
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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