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We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Social Novel:
Sybil — Benjamin Disraeli
Les Misérables — Victor Hugo
Germinal — Émile Zola
Social novel is a work of fiction in which a social problem is dramatized through its effect on the characters. Usually a social novel limits itself to exposure of a problem. A personal solution may be arrived at by the novel's characters, but the author does not insist that it can be applied universally or that it is the only one.
Benjamin Disraeli's Sybil is one of the first social-problem novels. Sibyl deals with the social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
Les Misérables is the magnum opus of the French writer Victor Hugo. It narrates the French political and social situation in the Democratic Uprising. The book draws a critical parallel to the material development of society and the consequent exclusion of poor people.
Germinal is Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels in the French tradition. The story takes place in France during a strike caused by the reduction of wages. To compose Germinal, the author spent two months working as a miner in the extraction of coal. Zola describes the principle of the political and trade union organization of the working class, such as the existing divisions between Marxists and anarchists.
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