5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A great reality-checher,
By A Customer
This review is from: Germinal (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
This is a brilliant book which makes you realise that there was a huge struggle going on quite literally underneath 19th century society (aptly signified by the mines) It doesn't go in for any judgement and there are no real moralising diatribes (except the odd Darwinian reference to tainted blood-lines)- French realism at its best!