“La Joie De Vivre”
His first short story book, Stories for the Ninon, was published in 1864. In 1865, Claude’s Confessions, which bears traces of his own life, appeared. Zola argued that the novelist should not be content with recording events as a spectator, but should process emotional and social facts like a chemist while putting people and their passions through a series of experiments.
He wrote all his novels with the same view, beginning with Thérèse Raquin, published in 1867. Tavern (1877), Nana (1880), Joy of Living (1884), Germinal (1885) and Toprak (1887) are among his best-known novels. To the difficulties Zola faced in Joy of Living,