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Germinal (English)

by Emile Zola

In the darkness of a coal mine, a spark of hope ignites a firestorm of revolution. Germinal is a novel by Émile Zola that tells the story of a group of coal miners who go on strike in 19th century France. The novel is a powerful indictment of the exploitation of the working class and a stirring call for social justice. The novel begins with Etienne Lantier, a young man who arrives in Montsou, a mining town in northern France, in search of work. He quickly finds a job at the Voreux mine, where he meets a group of miners who are struggling to make ends meet. The miners are paid low wages and they work long hours in dangerous conditions. They are also subject to the whims of the mine owners, who are ruthless and exploitative. When the miners decide to go on strike, they are met with violence and intimidation from the mine owners and the police. However, they are determined to fight for their rights. Germinal is a powerful and moving novel that tells the story of the working class struggle. It is a story of hope, courage, and the power of solidarity.

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English

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English

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1885

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Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola was a French novelist, journalist, playwright, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the de...

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