Okay, not everything in this book meets the standards of realism as practiced by Balzac and Zola.
Books of the Zola type, but without their literary excellence, are legion.
Zola he swore by, though Anatole France was a prime favourite.
You are not to suppose that in this last sentiment I have strengthened Zola's expressions.
She saw it as the genius of Vasili Vereshchagin and mile Zola had seen it.
Zola and Ibsen could not, of course, be confined to mere reaction against taboo.
"My little daughter Zola B. can spell everything," said Maverick.
But in this matter of forbidden subjects Zola is regarded by the present generation as a trifle old-fashioned.
The Aino's imagination is as prurient as that of any Zola, and far more outspoken.
There can be little doubt that Zola's best work was expended on the Rougon-Macquart series.