A Zola Dictionary; the Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola; eBook

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PRICE, an English jockey who mounted the filly Nana in the Grand Prix de Paris.  Nana.

PRINCE IMPERIAL.  Referred to in Son Excellence Eugene Rougon.

PROUANE, a retired non-commissioned officer in the navy, who acted as beadle to Abbe Harteur, as well as fulfilling the duties of Mayor’s clerk.  He eked out a livelihood by gathering shell-fish, but when he had any money he was usually in a state of intoxication.  La Joie de Vivre.

PRULLIERE, an actor at the Theatre des Varietes, where he played in La Blonde Venus and La Petite Duchesse.  Nana.

PRUNAIRE (LE PERE), a maker of sabots, who lived at Vivet.  Furious at the conduct of his daughter Clara, he threatened to go to Paris and break her bones with kicks of his sabots.  Au Bonheur des Dames.

PRUNAIRE (CLARA), daughter of a clog-maker in the forest of Vilet, came to Paris and got a situation in “The Ladies’ Paradise.”  She lived a fast life, and, after alluring Colomban away from Genevieve Baudu, his intended wife, she ultimately disappeared.  Au Bonheur des Dames.

PUECH, senior partner of the firm of Puech and Lacamp, oil-dealers in Plassans; was father of Felicite Puech.  La Fortune des Rougon.

PUECH AND LACAMP, a firm of oil-dealers in Plassans, who were in financial difficulties when Pierre Rougon married Felicite, the daughter of the senior partner.  The money put into the business by Rougon retrieved the position of the firm, and, the two partners having retired soon afterwards, he acquired the sole interest in it.  La Fortune des Rougon.

PUECH (FELICITE).  See Madame Felicite Rougon.

PUTOIS (MADAME), one of the workwomen employed by Gervaise Coupeau in her laundry.  She was a little, lean woman of forty-five, “who worked at her ironing table without even taking off her bonnet, a black bonnet trimmed with green ribbons turning yellow.”  In character she was severely respectable.  L’Assommoir.


QUANDIEU, the oldest captain of the Montsou mines.  During the strike, the energetic position taken up by him saved the Mirou pit from destruction by the infuriated strikers.  Germinal.

QUENU (MADAME) was a widow with one son when she married her second husband, M. Quenu, a clerk in the sub-prefecture at Le Vigan.  Three years after, M. Quenu died, leaving a son.  Madame Quenu lavished all her affection on Florent, her elder son, and stinted herself to the verge of starvation in order that he might continue his legal studies.  Before these were completed she succumbed to the hardship of her life.  Le Ventre de Paris.

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