Emile Zola bought the house in 1878 thanks to his novel, published in 1877, the seventh volume of the series Les Rougon-Macquart. The house was enlarged his idea with the construction of the towers Germinal and Nana. He lived in this house for 24 years until his death in 1902. From 1878 to 1902, Medan was the main home of Zola, he spent eight months of the year, returning to Paris in the winter. Emile Zola was the only owner of this house in Medan he rented a residences in Aix and Paris.
In 1888 he fell in love with Jeanne Rozerot, the seamstress of his home in Medan. He has two children by Joan and until his death Zola lived a double life. He installed his second family in Paris and then in the town Cheverchemont Triel-sur-Seine and then Verneuil-sur-Seine close to Medan. In Zola's death, his wife Alexandrine Zola did recognize the two illegitimate children he had with Joan Rozerot.
He wrote at his home in Medan, eight of his novels, Germinal, Nana, The Human Beast in 1890 and Au Bonheur des Dames.
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Best regards, Reiner.
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Very interesting architecture!
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