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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 33 - Chapter VII, part five

33 - Chapter VII, part five

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the seventh novel in the Les Rougon-Macquart series by Émile Zola, L'Assommoir, a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. Listen to Chapter VII, part five on alcoholfree.com now.
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A Harsh and Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism and Poverty in L'Assommoir

It was a scene of chaos and despair, with the characters spiraling out of control under the influence of alcohol.
In the seventh novel of the Les Rougon-Macquart series, L'Assommoir, Émile Zola presents a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. The characters in the novel are spiraling out of control under the influence of alcohol, leading to chaos and despair. The novel portrays the impact of alcohol on relationships and the lives of people living in poverty.
Gervaise and Coupeau, the central characters, struggle to cope with the challenges of poverty, addiction, and domestic violence. The novel also explores the role of women in society and the use of language and imagery to create a realistic depiction of life in the slums of Paris. Chapter VII, part five, is a significant moment in the novel, where the characters are pushed to their limits, and their true natures are revealed.
The enduring legacy of L'Assommoir lies in its contribution to the naturalist literary movement and its powerful portrayal of the human condition. Listen to Chapter VII, part five of L'Assommoir on alcoholfree.com now and explore the themes and characters of this classic novel.