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ZOLA, É.: Assommoir (L') (Unabridged)

    
      

 

ZOLA, É.: Assommoir (L') (Unabridged)

Brutal, gripping and heart-wrenching, L’Assommoir (also known as The Drinking Den) chronicles the tragic downward spiral of Gervaise Macquart, a good-natured and hardworking laundress who slides into alcoholism and despair. After her lover abandons her and their two children, Gervaise marries a tin worker, Coupeau, who helps her rebuild her life. She starts her own business and the two have a daughter, Anna (the protagonist of Zola’s later novel, Nana). But their happiness is short-lived as a freak accident leaves Coupeau seriously injured, beginning the family’s fall into alcohol, desperation and violence. Disturbingly realistic, L’Assommoir is a vivid portrayal of life in late 19th-century Paris.


  L'Assommoir (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player L'Assommoir 00:10:34
2.   Play with flash player In time the Boulevards settled into their usual… 00:09:25
3.   Play with flash player She went to the pawnshop, however. 00:10:13
4.   Play with flash player Madame Boche was now washing only very slowly. 00:09:47
5.   Play with flash player Has papa sent you' asked Gervaise. 00:09:46
6.   Play with flash player Gervaise was hit first in the legs. 00:14:29
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:12:04
8.   Play with flash player The shops were now almost empty. 00:09:47
9.   Play with flash player They had already gone about a hundred paces… 00:10:04
10.   Play with flash player Towards the end of June, Coupeau lost his… 00:11:56
11.   Play with flash player Now that she had finally made it to the top… 00:09:10
12.   Play with flash player Gervaise had returned to her seat, disenchanted… 00:11:02
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:10:23
14.   Play with flash player It was a fair walk from the mayor's office… 00:11:15
15.   Play with flash player There was a discussion after each proposal. 00:10:33
16.   Play with flash player When they had been all around the Salon… 00:09:29
17.   Play with flash player Boche thought of a joke and everyone took it up. 00:11:02
18.   Play with flash player The general conversation was becoming grave. 00:10:15
19.   Play with flash player Coupeau delivered the little speech with… 00:13:13
20.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:11:02
21.   Play with flash player Coupeau was still employed at the hospital. 00:09:34
22.   Play with flash player Coupeau did not sleep much that night. 00:11:24
23.   Play with flash player The Coupeaus went out nearly every Sunday… 00:08:43
24.   Play with flash player Have you seen my wife' he asked. 00:10:34
25.   Play with flash player Coupeau’s accident had created quite a commotion… 00:09:49
26.   Play with flash player For another two months Coupeau hobbled about on crutches. 00:09:59
27.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:12:39
28.   Play with flash player In the neighbourhood the new shop produced… 00:13:08
29.   Play with flash player It was now the warm time of the year. 00:10:09
30.   Play with flash player Gervaise, serious and her mind fully occupied... 00:09:19
31.   Play with flash player Coupeau had arisen and was becoming angry... 00:09:55
32.   Play with flash player When he had thoroughly badgered the… 00:11:12
33.   Play with flash player As a matter of fact, things had not gone… 00:11:02
34.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:07:22
35.   Play with flash player She remained. Étienne returned to the bellows. 00:10:24
36.   Play with flash player There was no brandy in Golden - Mug's veins… 00:10:09
37.   Play with flash player You sure you've brought everything'… 00:10:20
38.   Play with flash player That was the starting point of a great friendship. 00:12:13
39.   Play with flash player She drank another small sip, then added rapidly... 00:09:15
40.   Play with flash player The laundress took particular pains with the… 00:10:46
41.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:10:08
42.   Play with flash player At length Monday arrived. Now that Gervaise… 00:07:58
43.   Play with flash player Towards five o'clock the guests began to arrive. 00:11:19
44.   Play with flash player At length they discovered Coupeau and Poisson… 00:08:45
45.   Play with flash player Christ almighty! What a hole they were… 00:09:23
46.   Play with flash player It was one hell of a feast; that is to say… 00:09:19
47.   Play with flash player In the midst of the noise, however, a conversation… 00:10:47
48.   Play with flash player Golden horizons were opening up all around… 00:09:00
49.   Play with flash player Gervaise exchanged a glance with Madame Boche… 00:09:33
50.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:08:04
51.   Play with flash player As soon as the Lorilleuxs knew who he was… 00:09:31
52.   Play with flash player Then the furniture for the room had to be… 00:08:49
53.   Play with flash player At the beginning of the new arrangement… 00:09:46
54.   Play with flash player Gervaise was quite at her ease in this matter… 00:09:35
55.   Play with flash player Goujet now didn't know what to do with his hands… 00:11:39
56.   Play with flash player Now they were talking of women… 00:10:49
57.   Play with flash player Two days passed by. The roofer had not returned. 00:11:35
58.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:10:43
59.   Play with flash player Very pale, her limbs already trembling… 00:11:44
60.   Play with flash player Whilst idleness and poverty entered, dirtiness… 00:10:09
61.   Play with flash player Towards the autumn, unfortunately, things… 00:08:53
62.   Play with flash player Gently, without uttering a cry, icy cold yet prudent… 00:10:18
63.   Play with flash player There are three of us,' concluded the laundress. 00:09:40
64.   Play with flash player The explanation caused the others to nod… 00:12:21
65.   Play with flash player Happily, the cemetery was not far off, the little… 00:08:20
66.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:11:15
67.   Play with flash player It so happened that on the evening before… 00:09:22
68.   Play with flash player This was their last happy day. Two years… 00:10:45
69.   Play with flash player However, one evening in January she knocked… 00:12:52
70.   Play with flash player Whenever Gervaise thought of Lalie, she felt… 00:09:34
71.   Play with flash player Gervaise remained with him until the evening. 00:13:02
72.   Play with flash player Gervaise noticed a couple of men at the bar. 00:11:56
73.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:11:34
74.   Play with flash player Madame Lerat arrived the first, in view of… 00:09:51
75.   Play with flash player Whilst speaking they hastened from shop... 00:10:01
76.   Play with flash player When the winter arrived, life became… 00:11:40
77.   Play with flash player Look here, Madame Coupeau!' cried Virginie… 00:07:31
78.   Play with flash player He paused to take five or six marshmallows… 00:07:35
79.   Play with flash player It happened one November evening that… 00:11:36
80.   Play with flash player There was only one thing that really bothered… 00:12:10
81.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:10:56
82.   Play with flash player At winter time, up these stairs of the house… 00:11:12
83.   Play with flash player Gervaise had sprung upon Bijard and torn… 00:10:22
84.   Play with flash player She was walking heavily up the Rue des… 00:08:33
85.   Play with flash player The night was gathering, but children were… 00:08:06
86.   Play with flash player Gervaise stood in front of l'Assommoir... 00:10:14
87.   Play with flash player It was a perfect tempest. On these heights… 00:08:20
88.   Play with flash player Overcome with surprise and emotion she… 00:08:04
89.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:08:32
90.   Play with flash player That evening everyone in the tenement… 00:08:51
91.   Play with flash player In the Rue de la Goutte - d’Or the Boches… 00:08:11
92.   Play with flash player With a terrible leap, he went head first against… 00:11:06

Total Playing Time: 15:44:44






Author(s):
Zola, Emile

Reader(s):
Pugh, Leighton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0352

Barcode: 9781781982266

Release Date: 06/2019

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