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The Assommoir

Second Edition

Émile Zola
Brian Nelson and Edited by Robert Lethbridge

September 2021

ISBN: 9780198828563

480 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

The seventh novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle, The Assommoir is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris.

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The seventh novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle, The Assommoir is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris.

  • A new translation of this classic novel by Brian Nelson, the formidable translator of many Zola editions for Oxford World's Classics including The Fortune of the Rougons, The Ladies' Paradise, His Excellency Eugène Rougon, The Belly of Paris, and The Kill
  • Achieves the challenging task of rendering Zola's slang into contemporary English
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology of the author, and helpful explanatory notes

About the Author(s)

Émile Zola

Brian Nelson and Edited by Robert Lethbridge

Brian Nelson is Emeritus Professor (French Studies and Translation Studies) at Monash University, Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His publications include Zola: A Very Short Introduction, The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature, The Cambridge Companion to Zola, Zola and the Bourgeoisie, and translations of Zola's His Excellency Eugène Rougon, Earth (with Julie Rose), The Fortune of the Rougons, The Belly of Paris, The Kill, Pot Luck and The Ladies' Paradise. He has also translated Swann in Love by Marcel Proust. He was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Translation in 2015.

Robert Lethbridge is Emeritus Honorary Professor of nineteenth-century French Literature at Cambridge University and Professor Emeritus of French Language and Literature at the University of London. He was formerly Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Translator's Note
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of Émile Zola
    Maps
    THE ASSOMMOIR
    Explanatory Notes