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The Passing Lane is No Place for a Lady – Gendered Social Mobility in Emile Zola’s Nana

by Lauren Jackson In Emile Zola’s novel Nana, we find that female social mobility is rigid in its birth, yet there are character’s that defy it and create fluidity despite commonly accepted values. It is true that women could ‘marry above themselves’ to gain higher positions, but even these were constricted in relation to their […]