Germinal Summary
Émile Zola

Everything you need to understand or teach Germinal by Émile Zola.

  • Germinal Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Germinal Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Germinal Overview

Émile Zola’s Germinal illustrates the harsh lives of coalminers in northern France in the 1860s with her idealist and industrious protagonist Étienne Lantier as he arrives in Montsou to find work in the harsh condition of the mines. Étienne while involved in a complicated lover’s triangle finds himself at the apex of a miner’s strike that ends in violent rioting in reaction to ever worsening plight of the workers.

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