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L'Assommoir (Unabridged)

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XA 0352
L'Assommoir (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781982266
Download Size: 810 Mb
Running Time: 15:44:44
Digital UPC: 9781781982266

Release Date: March 2019
Originally recorded in 2019
Emile Zola
Genevieve Helsby
Leighton Pugh
Spoken Word

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L'Assommoir (Unabridged)
Emile Zola
Read by Leighton Pugh

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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