“Émile Zola and the Naturalistic School, or Realism in French Literature” (1885) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes.
Scott C. Thompson
Mary Elizabeth Braddon wrote an essay on the French Naturalist novelist, Émile Zola, in 1885 for the Fortnightly Review at the request of the editor, T.H.S. Escott. However, Braddon later withdrew from publication. This edition of the essay, with contextual introduction, a note on editorial principles and explanatory notes is the first publication of Braddon’s manuscript which otherwise remains accessible to scholars only in the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon; Zola; Balzac; Naturalism; essay; gender; obscenity; French Literature.
Date of Acceptance: 1 October 2020
Date of Publication: 25 October 2020
Double Blind Peer Reviewed
Thompson, Scott. ed. 2020. “‘Émile Zola and the Naturalistic School, or Realism in French Literature’ by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, edited with an Introduction and Notes.” Victorian Popular Fictions 2.2: 95-123.
ISSN: 2632-4253 (online).