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A love story

A love story

Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, author; Nelson, Brian, 1946- editor; Constantine, Helen, translator

Helene Grandjean, an attractive young widow, lives a secluded life in Paris with her only child, Jeanne. Jeanne is a delicate and nervous girl who jealously guards her mother's affections. When Jeanne falls ill, she is attended by Dr Deberle, whose growing admiration for Helene gradually turns into mutual passion. Deberle's wife Juliette, meanwhile, flirts with a shallow admirer, and Helene, intent on preventing her adultery, precipitates a crisis whose consequences are far-reaching. Jeanne realises she has a rival for Helene's devotion in the doctor, and begins to exercise a tyrannous hold over her mother

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction in Translation. Classics.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Emile Zola ; edited by Brian Nelson ; translated by Helen Constantine
ISBN: 0198728646, 9780198728641
Note: Translated from the French.
Physical Description: 320 pages ; 20 cm.
Series: Oxford world's classics
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.