L'Assommoir by Émile Zola

L'Assommoir

By Émile Zola

  • Release Date: 1877-01-01
  • Genre: Romans et littérature
Score: 3
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From 9 Ratings
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Description

The novel is a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. The novel is essentially the story of Gervaise Macquart, running away to Paris with her shiftless lover Lantier to work as a washerwoman in a hot, busy laundry in one of the seedier areas of the city. Gervaise and her two young sons being abandoned by Lantier, who takes off for parts unknown; she later takes up with Coupeau, a teetotal roofing engineer, and they are married. Through a combination of happy circumstances Gervaise is able to raise enough money to open her own laundry, and the couple's happiness appears to be complete with the birth of a daughter, Anna, nicknamed Nana.

Reviews

  • Séries

    4
    By Guitouking
    Quel modernité ce Zola! Il a inventé les séries ( notamment américaines). Je conseille vivement la lecture de l'assommoir.
  • Super

    5
    By Kachura
    Vraiment un roman captivant, on connaît vraiment la vie des gens de l'époque ! À lire et relire

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