The Disappearance of Émile Zola by Michael Rosen
A Story of Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case

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Zola had a knack for turbulence, both in his fiction and in his personal life. This lively account documents one of the most turbulent and consequential episodes of all.
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The incredible story of Émile Zola's escape to London in the aftermath of the scandalous Dreyfus Affair.


It is the evening of July 18, 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter "J'accuse"—and losing. Forced to leave Paris with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return.



This is the little-known story of Zola's time in exile. Rosen has traced Zola's footsteps from the Gare du Nord to London, examining the significance of this year. The Disappearance of Émile Zola offers an intriguing insight into the mind, the loves, and the politics of the great writer during this tumultuous era in his life.

 

About Michael Rosen

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Michael J. Rosen is the author, illustrator, or editor of something like fifty books for both adults and children, including the biennial humor series, Mirth of a Nation.
 
Published September 15, 2017 by Pegasus Books. 324 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Zola had a knack for turbulence, both in his fiction and in his personal life. This lively account documents one of the most turbulent and consequential episodes of all.

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