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L'Assommoir - (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) by Emile Zola (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 457

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Author: Emile Zola

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2009
TCIN: 77781322
UPC: 9780199538683
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0245

Description

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. 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. This new translation captures not only the brutality but the pathos of its characters' lives.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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