In 1888 Zola departed from his usual vein in the idyllic story of Le Rive.
7-I Ia).5 The idyllic picture of life in xxiv.
In his sympathy with the life and beliefs of the country people he shows an affinity both to the idyllic spirit and to the piety of Virgil.
His idyllic masterpiece is the sustained transcript of winter scenery and home-life, Snow-Bound, which has had no equal except Longfellow's " Evangeline " in American favour, but, in fact," nothing of its class since " The Cottar's Saturday Night " can justly be compared with it.
The gently winding trails offer hikers an idyllic setting for a day of rustic, outdoor fun.