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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 40 - Chapter IX, part two

40 - Chapter IX, part two

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the seventh novel in the series Les Rougon-Macquart by Émile Zola, L'Assommoir. Explore a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: A Harsh and Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism and Poverty

The debts, though still increasing, no longer troubled her. Well, she'd have to go bankrupt, but she didn't intend to fret about it now.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a masterpiece of French literature, and the seventh novel in the series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. The main characters, Gervaise, Coupeau, and Lantier, are vividly portrayed in their struggles to survive in a society that is hostile to their existence.
The novel is an important example of naturalism, a literary school that sought to depict social issues with realism and accuracy. Today, L'Assommoir remains relevant, as alcoholism continues to be a problem in many societies. It is a must-read for anyone interested in French literature, social issues, and the human condition.