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L' Assommoir By Emile Zola

L' Assommoir by Emile Zola

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The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, this is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern French literature.

L' Assommoir Summary

L' Assommoir by Emile Zola

The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877) is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature. At the centre of the novel stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband Coupeau squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, the local drinking shop, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor. L'Assommoir is the most finely crafted of Zola's novels, and this new translation captures not only the brutality but also the pathos of its characters' lives. This book is a pwerful indictment of nineteenth-century social conditions, and the introduction examines its relation to politics and art as well as its explosive effect on the literary scene. This book is intended for students of French literature from A-level up; students of Realist novel, 19th century novel.

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GOR002067895
9780192829832
0192829831
L' Assommoir by Emile Zola
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-01-19
514
N/A
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