L'Assommoir

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Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: DD44171
Released: Jun 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982653835
Narrator/s: Leighton Pugh
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Brutal, gripping and heart wrenching, L'Assommoir (also known as The Drinking Den) chronicles the tragic downward spiral of Gervaise Macquart, a good-natured and hardworking laundress who slides into alcoholism and despair. After her lover abandons her and their two children, Gervaise marries a tin worker, Coupeau, who helps her rebuild her life. She starts her own business and the two have a daughter, Anna (the protagonist of Zola's later novel, Nana). But their happiness is short-lived as a freak accident leaves Coupeau seriously injured, beginning the family's fall into alcohol, desperation and violence. Disturbingly realistic, L'Assommoir is a vivid portrayal of life in late 19th-century Paris.

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Author(s): Emile Zola
Genre: Classics

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Author(s): Emile Zola
Narrator(s): Leighton Pugh
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100109757
Released: Feb 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781982266

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