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The Attack on the Mill

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Émile Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a prolific French social writer.

The novel takes place during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, and the whole story takes place in and around Merlier’s mill and shows the effects of war on civilians. Running through the story is quite a typical nineteenth century love story, where Françoise is forced to decide whether her father or her lover lives.

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