Nana

Nana

The world renowned story of destructive femininity from the writer of “Germinal” and “The Dreyfus Affair (J’Accuse)”, charting the rise from poverty, to streetwalking, to the stage and high-end prostitution, of a femme fatale both flawed and doomed.

Emile Zola tells the story of “Nana Coupeau’s” rise from streetwalker to high-class “Cocotte” during the last three years of the second French Empire. We sse the lives of the men she both touches and destroys: the owner of horses who burns himself alive out of love for her; the journalist who falls for her twice and is financially ruined; and the masochistic aristocrat who endures humiliation after humiliation at her hands before finding her in flagrante with his elderly father-in-law.

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