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.
The Aino's imagination is as prurient as that of any Zola, and far more outspoken.
You are not to suppose that in this last sentiment I have strengthened Zola's expressions.
Zola, desiring bread, undertook the task, with results that might have been anticipated.
Zola and Ibsen could not, of course, be confined to mere reaction against taboo.
It then occurred to Zola to write the tale on these lines himself.
But in this matter of forbidden subjects Zola is regarded by the present generation as a trifle old-fashioned.
But I've loved you ever since I heard you calling Zola in that wonderful voice of yours.
There can be little doubt that Zola's best work was expended on the Rougon-Macquart series.