Les Rougon Macquart: Family Tree

If you want help navigating the family tree, and seeing who appears in which novels, this is the simplified version that I used when reading the novels.  I’ve also got information on the main themes and topics in each book, the historical period and the fashions on other pages on the blog.

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Novels by number

  1. La Fortune des Rougon
  2. La Curée
  3. Le Ventre de Paris
  4. La Conquête de Plassans
  5. La Faute de L’Abbé Mouret
  6. Son Excellence Eugène Rougon
  7. L’assomoir
  8. Une Page d’Amour
  9. Nana
  10. Pot-Bouille
  11. Au Bonheur des Dames
  12. La Joie de Vivre
  13. Germinal
  14. L’Œuvre
  15. La Terre
  16. Le Rêve
  17. La Bête Humaine
  18. L’Argent
  19. La Débâcle
  20. Le Docteur Pascal

8 Responses to Les Rougon Macquart: Family Tree

  1. BookerTalk says:

    This is going to be incredibly useful the more novels in the series that I read. My editions have the tree at the beginning but it will be easier just to print your version and use it as a bookmark almost.

  2. Sarah says:

    This is brilliant. I’ve been reading ‘Au Bonheur des Dames’ as research for a project I’m doing on flaneurs, and didn’t initially realise it was part of this series of novels. I’m really enjoying it, and will definitely read more, especially now I know I can build on it. 🙂

    • ‘Au Bonheur des Dames’ was also my first unknown Zola. I read it based on the cover after picking it up in the library, loved it and then thought no more of the author for many years. It’s still one of my favourites for the sheer tactility of the descriptions. I hope you find the other novels just as enjoyable!

  3. Martin Harrington-Vogt says:

    Really excellent family tree Shoshi, particularly as we can now very easily see who is in which volume.

    • I’m so pleased you’ve found it useful. I used it myself when picking which book to read next (in conjunction with a modified version of the table I’ve put up in ‘Les Rougon Macquart: The Novels).

  4. Victor Seghers says:

    I keep referring to your family tree. Excellent.
    However correct gender of titles

    Le Reve
    La Debacle
    Specially for English reader it must be corrected as they of themselves may not realize the error

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