By: Emile Zola
Genre: Novel, Classics
Description: When the luscious blonde Nana is on the stage of the Parisian variety theater, everyone can feel: she has no spark of talent. But that doesn't matter, because she has something else ... Nana, the child from the gutter, daughter of a laundress, endowed with great sensual charms, rises to become the most sought-after courtesan in Paris society. She becomes an idol that men throw themselves at the feet. Bankers sacrifice an entire fortune to her, aristocrats their dignity, young men take their own lives because of them. Nana in her boundless greed and extravagance walks unmoved over her, beautiful as a swamp blossom, symbol of a declining era.