L’Assommoir (unabridged)

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Émile Zola

L'Assommoir

Read by Leighton Pugh

unabridged

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.

  • Running Time: 15 h 45 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-226-6
    Cat. no.:NA0352
    Download size:362 MB
    Produced by:Red Apple Creative
    Edited by:Red Apple Creative, London
    BISAC:FIC004000
    BIC:FC
    Released:June 2019
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