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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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ISBN:
9780199538683
Author:
Zola, Emile
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Mauldon, Margaret
Editor:
Lethbridge, Robert
Author:
null, Margaret
Author:
Zola, �mile
Author:
Mauldon, Margaret
Author:
null, Émile
Author:
Zola, +mile
Author:
null, Robert
Author:
Lethbridge, Robert
Author:
Zola, ?Mile
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line illus.
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.60x5.10x.90 in. .80 lbs.

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