[New York]: Forverts, 1911. Hardback. Item #37685
1st Yiddish Edition. Original Illustrated Boards Depicting Émile Zola. 8vo. 554 pages ; 19 cm. Yiddish translation of La Bête Humaine, English title is, “The Beast Within. ” “La Bête humaine is an 1890 novel by Émile Zola. The story has been adapted for the cinema on several occasions. The seventeenth book in Zola's Les Rougon-Macquart series, it is based upon the railway between Paris and Le Havre in the 19th century and is a tense, psychological thriller. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) “Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola… was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'accuse. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Binding is worn, with small tear to spine and hinges starting. Overall good condition. (FR-2-14).