The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories

By Émile Zola

Translated by Douglas Parmée

ISBN: 9781847496973

224 pages

RRP: £7.19

Most famous for his twenty-volume dissection of nineteenth-century French mores and society, the Rougon-Macquart novels, Zola was also an extremely accomplished short-story writer, as exemplified by the tales included in this volume.

Concerned with the manifold aspects of everyday life and varying in their settings – from aristocratic drawing rooms to poverty-stricken garrets, from the hustle and bustle of Paris to the Provençal countryside of the author’s childhood – these stories will keep the reader riveted from the beginning to the end and surprise for their modernity.


The Attack on the Mill
The Girl Who Loves Me
Death by Advertising
Story of a Madman
Big Michu
The Way People Die
A Flash in the Pan
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Priests and Sinners
Fair Exchange
The Haunted House

Émile Zola

Émile Zola (1840–1902) is the foremost representative of the Naturalist school, and is best remembered for Thérèse Raquin and his twenty-novel cycle, The Rougon-Macquarts.