Publisher Description

The novel is a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. The novel is essentially the story of Gervaise Macquart, running away to Paris with her shiftless lover Lantier to work as a washerwoman in a hot, busy laundry in one of the seedier areas of the city. Gervaise and her two young sons being abandoned by Lantier, who takes off for parts unknown; she later takes up with Coupeau, a teetotal roofing engineer, and they are married. Through a combination of happy circumstances Gervaise is able to raise enough money to open her own laundry, and the couple's happiness appears to be complete with the birth of a daughter, Anna, nicknamed Nana.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1877
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
366
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
229.7
KB

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