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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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52 - Chapter XI, part four

Thursday 1st January 1970

Listen to Chapter XI, part four of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, translated by Ernest A Vissitelli, and discover a gripping tale of alcoholism and poverty in working-class Paris.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: A Harsh and Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism and Poverty

L'Assommoir is a stark and uncompromising study of the devastating effects of alcoholism and poverty on the working-class in Paris.
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola is a novel that captures the harsh realities of life for the working-class in Paris during the Second Empire. Chapter XI, part four, translated by Ernest A Vissitelli, is a gripping tale that explores the devastating effects of alcoholism and poverty on the characters in the novel. Zola's naturalistic style of writing brings to life the struggles of the characters and provides a stark portrayal of the gritty reality of life in working-class Paris.
Throughout the novel, Zola explores the impact of politics and journalism on society, as well as the scandalous behavior of characters like Nana. L'Assommoir was a groundbreaking novel that had a significant impact on French society and literature. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the novel, including the key themes, characters, and legacy of Émile Zola. If you want to experience the raw and transformative power of L'Assommoir for yourself, listen to Chapter XI, part four, here on alcoholfree.com.