L'Assommoir

L'Assommoir

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This book is the seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle. L'Assommoir is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. At the center of the story stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband soon squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, a local drinking spot, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor. L'Assommoir was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 884.5g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151465654X
  • 9781514656549

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