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L'Assommoir

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The Dram-Shop or, The Drunkard


(1877)


The seventh novel in Zola's twenty volume Rougon-Macquart series, translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (1853-1922).

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I hear this novel by Emile Zola belongs in the collection Les Rougon-Macquart. Do the twenty novels have to be read in any specific order, or could I just dive straight into L'Assommoir? Also, how have you guys found the novel, worth reading?

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