Drunkard by Émile Zola

This novel follows the tragic life of an alcoholic laundress in Paris and her abusive husband. The narrative explores the devastating effects of alcoholism and poverty on both the individual and their family. Despite the protagonist's ongoing struggle to maintain her dignity and protect her two children, her life spirals out of control due to her addiction, leading to a heartbreaking conclusion. The book is a vivid and stark portrayal of the harsh realities of life for the working class in 19th-century Paris.

The 2332nd greatest book of all time


Published
1877
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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