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Bête humaine 40 editions

Cover of: Bête humaine | Émile Zola
About the Book

Did possessing and killing amount to the same thing deep within the dark recesses of the human beast? La Bête humaine (1890), the seventeenth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series, is one of Zola's most violent and explicit works. On one level a tale of murder, passion, and possession, it is also a compassionate study of individuals derailed by atavistic forces beyond their control. Zola considered this his 'most finely worked' novel, and in it he powerfully evokes life at the end of the Second Empire in France, where society seemed to be hurtling into the future like the new locomotives and railways it was building. While expressing the hope that human nature evolves through education and gradually frees itself of the burden of inherited evil, he is constantly reminding us that under the veneer of technological progress there remains, always, the beast within. This new translation captures Zola's fast-paced yet deliberately dispassionate style, while the introduction and detailed notes place the novel in its social, historical, and literary context. - Back cover.

40 editions First published in 1890

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2009, Oxford University Press
La bête humaine
in English
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2001, Gallimard
La bête humaine
in French
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1996
La Bête humaine
in French
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1996, Oxford University Press
La bête humaine
Paperback in English
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1996, Marabout
La Bête humaine
in French
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1993, Bookking International
La bête humaine
in French
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1992, Actes sud, Labor
La bête humaine
in French
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1984, Penguin Books
La bête humaine
in English
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1984, Fasquelle
La bête humaine
in French
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1982, Fasquelle
La bête humaine
in French
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1981, Penguin Books
La Bête humaine
in English
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1977, Gallimard
La Bête humaine
in French
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September 2, 1977, Gallimard French
La Bête Humaine
Mass Market Paperback in French
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August 25, 1977, Penguin Classics
La Bête Humaine
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1977, Penguin Books
La Bête humaine
in English
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January 1, 1972, Livre de Poche
La Bête Humaine
Mass Market Paperback in French
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1972, Garnier-Flammarion
La bête humaine
in French
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1972, Garnier-Flammarion
La bête humaine.
in French
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1972, Garnier-Flamarian
La bête humaine.
in French - Éd. établie / par Robert A. Jouanny.
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1972, Garnier-Flammarion
La bête humaine.
in French
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1972, Garnier-Flammarion
La bête humaine
in French
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1969, Cercle du Bibliophile
La bête humaine
in French
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1965, Le livre de poche
La bête humaine.
in French
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1964, Fasquelle
La bête humaine.
in French
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1963, Fasquelle
La bête humaine
in French
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1963, Éditions Rencontre
La bête humaine
in French
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1962, Fasquelle
La bête humaine.
in French
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1956, Fasquelle
La bête humaine
in French
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1953, Fasquelle
La bête humaine.
in French
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1948, Bibliothèque-Charpentier
La bête humaine
in French
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1947, Editions La Boetie
La bête humaine.
in French - Nouvelle éd.
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1928, Typ. F. Bernouard
La bête humaine
in French
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1911, Forers
Di tsey-fisige aye =
in Yiddish
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1900, Bibliothèque-Charpentier : E. Fasquelle, editeur
La bête humaine
in French - 97. mille.
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1893, G. Charpentier
La bête humaine.
in French
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1893, G. Charpentier et E. Fasquelle
La bête humaine
in French - 86. mille
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1890, G. Charpentier et cie
La bête humaine
in French
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1890, T. B. Peterson & brothers
La bête humaine.
in French
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Publish date unknown, [Librairie Générale Française]
La bête humaine
in French
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Publish date unknown, Éditions Rencontre.
La bête humaine
in French

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