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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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22 - Chapter V, part four

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the gritty world of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, a novel that delves into the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in 19th-century Paris. Listen to chapter five, part four on alcoholfree.com
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Exploring the Dark Realities of Alcoholism and Poverty in L'Assommoir by Émile Zola

Was it no longer allowed to look at the beautiful things that god had made? She might exhibit herself for two sous and nobody would have to regret his money.
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola is a novel that explores the dark realities of alcoholism and poverty in 19th-century Paris. Chapter V, part four, provides a glimpse into the lives of working-class women and the men who objectify and mistreat them. Gervaise, Clemence, and Augustine are three women whose stories highlight the devastating effects of alcoholism on individuals and families. The novel also depicts the impact of poverty on mental health and the role of prostitution in society.
Through vivid imagery and symbolism, Zola paints a gritty portrait of a world that many would prefer to ignore. Despite the bleak subject matter, L'Assommoir was a commercial success and has had a lasting impact on French literature and culture. Listen to chapter five, part four on alcoholfree.com and experience the raw power of this classic novel.