The drinking den / Emile Zola ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Robin Buss.
- Standardized Title:
- Assommoir. English
- London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.
- Penguin classics.
xxxiii, 440 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
- Working class -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
France -- Paris.
- Translated from the French.
- Abandoned by her lover and left to bring up their two children alone, Gervaise Macquart has to fight to earn an honest living. When she accepts the marriage proposal of Monsieur Coupeau, it seems as though she is on the path to a decent, respectable life at last. But with her husband's drinking and the unexpected appearance of a figure from her past, Gervaise's plans begin to unravel tragically.
- Reprinted with corrections and new title. Originally published: L'assommoir = The dram shop. Penguin Books, 2000.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi).
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Buss, Robin.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Assommoir. English. Drinking den.
Online version: Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Assommoir. English. Drinking den.
- 014044954X (pbk.)
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