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Cover of: Débâcle | Émile Zola
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Conservative and working-class, Jean Macquart is an experienced, middle-aged soldier in the French army, who has endured deep personal loss. When he first meets the wealthy and mercurial Maurice Levasseur, who never seems to have suffered, his hatred is immediate. But after they are thrown together during the disastrous Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, the pair are compelled to understand one other. Forging a profound friendship, they must struggle together to endure a disorganised and brutal war, the savage destruction of France's Second Empire and the fall of Napoleon III. One of the greatest of all war novels, The Debacle is the nineteenth novel in Zola's great Rougon-Macquart cycle. A forceful and deeply moving tale of close friendship, it is also a fascinating chronicle of the events that were to lead, in the words of Zola himself, to 'the murder of a nation'.

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34 editions First published in 1892

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The Debacle
2010, Penguin Group UK
Electronic resource in English
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The Downfall
November 13, 2007, IndyPublish
Hardcover in English
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The Downfall
January 30, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Downfall (Dodo Press)
The Downfall (Dodo Press)
August 24, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The Downfall
June 15, 2007, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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The Downfall
July 25, 2007, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Downfall (Large Print Edition)
The Downfall (Large Print Edition)
January 30, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Downfall
November 13, 2007, IndyPublish
Paperback in English
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The Downfall
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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The Downfall
April 30, 2006, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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The Downfall
April 1, 2005, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Paperback in English
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The debacle.
1981, Granada
in English
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Debacle
June 1980, Beekman Pub
Textbook Binding
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The Debacle: 1870-71 (Penguin Classics)
March 30, 1973, Penguin Classics
in English
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The debacle.
1972, Penguin Books
in English
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The debacle.
1969, Dufour
in English
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The debacle
1968, Elek
in English
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The debacle
1968, Elek Books
in English
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Debacle.
1965
in English
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Debacle.
1957
in English
Cover of: The downfall
Cover of: The downfall.
The downfall.
1914, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The downfall: a story of the horrors of war
1902, Chatto and Windus
in English
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The downfall: tr. from the French of Émile Zola
1902, D. Appleton & co.
in English
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The downfall
1902, P. F. Collier & son
in English
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The downfall
1902, Collier
in English
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The downfall
1902, Werner
in English
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The downfall: a story of the horrors of war
1899, Chatto & Windus
in English - New ed.
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The downfall: a story of the horrors of war
1893, Chatto & Windus
in English - 3rd ed.
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The downfall: a story of the horrors of war
1892, Chatto & Windus
in English
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The downfall: a story of the horrors of war
1892, Chatto & Windus
in English - 2nd ed.
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The Downfall: a story of the horrors of war.
Publish date unknown, Chatto and Windus
in English

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