Pot Luck

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 381 pages
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Pot Luck (1882) is the tenth in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of twenty novels illustrating the influence of environment on characters from all levels of society. Zola's most acerbic fictional satire, the novel is set in a newly constructed apartment block in the Rue de Choiseul in Paris. Seemingly a place of prosperity and harmony, it is riddled with snobbery and hypocrisy. Privilege forms but a thin veneer of respectability between the bourgeois tenants, who live in comfortable, heated apartments, and their servants who live in cold, partitioned cubicles under the roof, and work in the building's filthy kitchens.
 

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Brian Nelson is Professor of French and Head of the Department of Romance Languages at Monash University, Melbourne.

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