OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Money

ISBN : 9780199608379

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¥3,465
Author: 
Emile Zola; Valerie Minogue
Pages
432 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Mar 2014
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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  • The first new translation of this powerful novel since 1894, and the first unabridged translation in English.
  • The eighteenth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, Money has many contemporary resonances, with a financier for its central character and a plot that involves a banking crisis, illegal practices, manipulation of the press, politics, sex, and power.
  • Lively new translation by Valerie Minogue, President of the Émile Zola Society in London.
  • Includes a full contextualizing introduction and helpful historical notes.

   
'The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.'
  
Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead to the establishment of a powerful new bank and speculation on the stock market; Saccard meanwhile conducts his love life as energetically as he does his business, and his empire is seemingly unstoppable.
  
Saccard, last encountered in The Kill (La Curée) in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, is a complex figure whose story intricately intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press. The repercussions of his dealings on all levels of society resonate disturbingly with the financial scandals of more recent times. This is the first new translation for more than a hundred years, and the first unabridged translation in English. The edition includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful historical notes.
  
  
Reviews: 

"this superb translation ... pulls off the rare double feat of fidelity and fluency." - Alison Finch, Emile Zola Society Bulletin
  

"Much praise to OUP for bringing out this excellent translation by Valerie Minogue, complete with an informative introduction and notes." - Shiny New Books
   

"I was justifiably excited by this new translation of Emile Zola's novel Money ... Overall the text is fluid and reads as if it were not a translation at all." - ANZ Lit Lovers

Index: 

Introduction
Translator's Note
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Émile Zola
 
MONEY
 
Explanatory Notes

About the author: 

Émile Zola
  

Valerie Minogue, Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales
Valerie Minogue has taught at the universities of Cardiff, Queen Mary, London, and Swansea. She is co-founder of Romance Studies and has been President of the Émile Zola Society, London, since 2005.

"The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things"

Oxford World's Classics presents the first new translation of this powerful novel since 1894, and the first unabridged translation in English. The eighteenth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, Money has many contemporary resonances, with a financier for its central character and a plot that involves a banking crisis, illegal practices, manipulation of the press, politics, sex, and power.

Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead to the establishment of a powerful new bank and speculation on the stock market; Saccard meanwhile conducts his love life as energetically as he does his business, and his empire is seemingly unstoppable.

To listen to Valerie Minogue, editor of the Oxford World's Classics edition, introduce Money click on the links below.

Zola and the Rougon-Macquart series

Plot

Context and relevance today

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