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The Resource L'assommoir, Émile Zola ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Lethbridge

L'assommoir, Émile Zola ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Lethbridge

Label
L'assommoir
Title
L'assommoir
Statement of responsibility
Émile Zola ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Lethbridge
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877), is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature. At the centre of the novel stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband Coupeau squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, the local drinking shop, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor. L'Assommoir is the most finely crafted of Zola's novels, and this new translation captures not only the brutality but also the pathos of its characters' lives. This book is a powerful indictment of nineteenth-century social conditions, and the Introduction examines its relation to politics and art as well as its explosive effect on the literary scene
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1840-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zola, Émile
Dewey number
843/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2496
LC item number
.M38 1995
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mauldon, Margaret
  • Lethbridge, Robert
Series statement
World's classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class women
  • Married women
  • Domestic fiction
  • Paris (France)
Label
L'assommoir, Émile Zola ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Lethbridge
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0638/94011779-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vaiours printings and imprints
Bar code
31223127936384
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-457)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Note on the translation
  • Select bibliography
  • A chronology of Émile Zola
  • Maps
  • L'assommoir
  • Explanatory notes
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
lv, 457 pages
Isbn
9780199538683
Lccn
94011779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30110929
Label
L'assommoir, Émile Zola ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Lethbridge
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0638/94011779-d.html
Publication
Note
Vaiours printings and imprints
Bar code
31223127936384
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-457)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Note on the translation
  • Select bibliography
  • A chronology of Émile Zola
  • Maps
  • L'assommoir
  • Explanatory notes
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
lv, 457 pages
Isbn
9780199538683
Lccn
94011779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30110929

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