Emile Zola

Captain Burle

It was nine o'clock. The little town of Vauchamp, dark and silent, had just retired to bed amid a chilly November rain.


Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola.

The Fortune of the Rougons

The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series - and partly an account of the December 1