Emile Zola "Stories For Ninon" 1897 Book Signed Autograph
Emile Zola-"Stories For Ninon"-1897-William Heinemann-London-5" X 7 1/2"-344 pages- Illustrated with a portrait frontis after a lithographic drawing by Will Roth-hardcover book-Signed by Author.Émile Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.More than half of Zola's novels were part of a set of 20 collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Set in France's Second Empire, the series traces the 'hereditary' influence of violence, alcoholism, and prostitution in two branches of a single family: the respectable (that is, legitimate) Rougons and the disreputable (illegitimate) Macquarts, for five generations.
As he described his plans for the series, "I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world."
The book has been autographed on the title page by Emile Zola in faded black fountain pen.................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN NICE CONDITION................