Emile Zola was born in 1840 and worked as a journalist before turning to fiction. He wrote his first major novel, Therese Raquin, in 1867, and the publication of L'Assommoir ten years later made him the most famous writer in France. His work has influenced authors from August Strindberg to Theodore Dreiser to Tom Wolfe. He died in 1902. From the Hardcover edition.Zola, Emile is the author of 'Kill (La Curee)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780812966374 and ISBN 0812966376.