by Émile Zola

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"Nana is probably the most famous character in Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel that bears her name, published in 1880, is the ninth volume in the series. It consists of a number of episodes, or tableaux, in the short but spectacular life of Ana Coupeau, the fourth child of Gervaise Macquart. We first saw her as a young girl in L'Assommoir (1877), her father an abusive alcoholic, her mother Gervaise reduced to a similar degraded state. She works as a milliner's assistant and dabbles in casual street prostitution. She has a child by an unknown father when she is sixteen. Having escaped from the slums, in Nana she makes her mark first in the theatre, then enters the world of high prostitution, becoming the most celebrated courtesan in Second Empire Paris, wreaking havoc among the upper classes with her rampant sexuality"--

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Language: EN

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