Doctor Pascal

By: Zola, Emile

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Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840 –1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.


Pascal is furthermore essentially a story about science versus faith. The novel begins in 1872, after the fall of the Second Empire and the end of the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. The title character, Pascal Rougon (b. 1813), is the son of Pierre and Félicité Rougon, whose rise to power in the fictional town of Plassans is detailed in the first novel of the series La fortune des Rougon.


Light blue/cream textured cloth covered boards. Spine titles in dark drown in gilt box decorated, author and publisher in gilt. Front board has similar symmetrical form of early art deco design. Bindings square and tight, hinges strong. Some even toning to clean text. Light shelf wear, small open rubs at corners. Lower spine band pushed upper abraded. Some hand soiling. 12mo; 7.5 inches tall; 471 pages plus 4 pages of reviews of Zola's The Downfall.


A very nice collectible copy of this seldom seen issue.

Title: Doctor Pascal

Author Name: Zola, Emile

Categories: Literature & Poetry, 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works, Historical Fiction,

Edition: First American edition, translated by Mary J. [Jane] Serrano (precedes the 1894 Vizetelly translation)

Publisher: New York:, Cassell Publishing Company,: 1893.

Binding: Hardcover.

Type: Book

Size: 12mo; 7.5 inches tall; 471 pages

lb: 2.00 lb

Seller ID: 002487