Friday Finds is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading to showcase books you recently found and added to your TBR (to be read) list. It doesn’t matter whether you found them free online, borrowed them from a library or purchased them somewhere. Anything works.
This is my first week to participate in Friday Finds. I would like to thank MizB for hosting this and other memes.
I have one this week:
The Flood, a novella by Émile Zola
The Flood can be downloaded free in numerous formats from Project Gutenberg and as an audio book from LibriVox. Published in 1880, the French title is L’Inondation.
Share your Friday Finds with us! Please leave a comment with the link to your own Friday Finds post on MizB’s blog or here. If you don’t have a blog, you may share your finds in a comment here anyway. We’d love to know what you found this week.
Today, April 2, is the anniversary of the birth of one of my favorite authors, Émile Zola (1840-1902).
At this point I have read nineteen of the twenty Rougon-Macquart novels plus several of his other works. (His excellency Eugene Rougon is the one I haven’t yet read.) L’Assommoir with its character of Gervaise is my favorite. I’ve read it in three or four different translations.
Elek Books edition of the A Teixeira de Mattos translation of La Curée
La Curée, the second book in Émile Zola’s Rougon-Macquart saga, is now being discussed at the emile-zola Yahoo group
All are welcome.