It is difficult to make a simple statement about Zola’s conception of the bourgeoisie, since his bourgeois world is not monolithic but a very heterogeneous social group. Moreover, bourgeois values transcend purely class distinctions.1 It is possible, however, to discern an underlying unity in Zola’s treatment of the bourgeoisie.
KeywordsSocial Purpose Human Energy Creative Energy Social Leader Underlying Unity
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