Zola: top 25 (of 32) novels in decending order of brilliance

A Listmania! list by H. Tee (UK)
 
The Debacle: (1870-71) (Classics)
1.  The Debacle: (1870-71) (Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Franco-Prussian war as it really was (fiction but military events historically accurate)"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Claude's Confession
2.  Claude's Confession by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Perhaps for the Zola connoisseur but a first person tale of love - banned in it's day"
£9.90   Used & New from: £5.34
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

L'Assommoir (Classics)
3.  L'Assommoir (Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "A woman coping with family and alcohol"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Truth (Literary Classics Series)
4.  Truth (Literary Classics Series) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Powerful Story of Prejudice from the lessons of the Dreyfus affair"
£14.99   Used & New from: £2.86
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Germinal (Penguin Classics)
5.  Germinal (Penguin Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Young sex/love & revolution in the poverty of the mines"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Beast in Man (World's Classics)
6.  Beast in Man (World's Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Complicity and murder on the trains, very cinematic"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Nana (Classics)
7.  Nana (Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Teenage prostitute gets what she deserves"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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The Earth (Classics)
8.  The Earth (Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Cultivation of rural poor family passions/money, very explicit in places"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Lourdes (Literary Classics)
9.  Lourdes (Literary Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "First of trilogy - why religion isn't faith, and faith isn't reality"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Money (Rougon-Macquart)
10.  Money (Rougon-Macquart) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Power and money - where it leads men's passions"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Doctor Pascal (Pocket Classics)
11.  Doctor Pascal (Pocket Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Young doctor makes some choices"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Kill (Oxford World's Classics)
12.  The Kill (Oxford World's Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Money and power - where it leads women's passions"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille) (Oxford World's Classics)
13.  Pot Luck (Pot-Bouille) (Oxford World's Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Apartment block life"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Fruitfulness
14.  Fruitfulness by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Life: producing and feeding a large family"
£14.36
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Masterpiece (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  The Masterpiece (Oxford World's Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "Life of an anguished artist"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) (Penguin Classics)
16.  Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight) (Penguin Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Girls and money in the first Paris department store"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Abbe Mouret's Transgression (Rougon-Macquart)
17.  Abbe Mouret's Transgression (Rougon-Macquart) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Priest gets tempted by young girl (don't get the Vizetelly translation)"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Conquest of Plassans (Rougon-Macquart)
18.  The Conquest of Plassans (Rougon-Macquart) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Who rules at home: women, man or priest?"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Thérèse Raquin (Penguin Classics)
19.  Thérèse Raquin (Penguin Classics) by Émile Zola
The list author says:
  "A plot to kill the husband"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Rome (Pocket Classics)
20.  Rome (Pocket Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "The priest (from Lourdes) finds a new way"
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Paris (Pocket Classics)
21.  Paris (Pocket Classics) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "The priest (from Lourdes & Rome) gets a new life"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Dream, The: (Le Reve)
22.  Dream, The: (Le Reve) by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "She dreams a new life"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Joy of Life
23.  The Joy of Life by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "Trying to enjoy life despite everything"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Mysteries of Marseille
24.  The Mysteries of Marseille by Emile Zola
The list author says:
  "A brother fights his siblin's case"
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Work (Travail)
25.  Work (Travail) by Emile (Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly) Zola
The list author says:
  "Labours and where it gets you"
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