The Joy of Life By Emile Zola (Hard Cover)
The Joy of Life is the twelfth novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola. A popular novel of the 19th and 20th Centuries was was adapted as a 2012 French TV film, also called La joie de vivre, directed by Jean-Pierre Améris. The main character is Pauline Quenu, the daughter of Parisian charioteers Lisa Macquart and M. Quenu, who are central characters in Le ventre de Paris (published 1873). Pauline plays a small part in that novel.