L'Assommoir

Émile ZOLA (1840 - 1902), translated by Ernest Alfred VIZETELLY (1853 - 1922)


Émile François Zola (French pronunciation: [emil zɔˈla]) (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism. More than half of Zola’s novels were part of a set of twenty novels about a family under the Second Empire collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart.

L’Assommoir (1877) is the seventh novel in the series. Usually considered one of Zola’s masterpieces, the novel—a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge commercial success and established Zola’s fame and reputation throughout France and the world. (Summary edited from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Author's preface and introduction Martin Geeson
00:25:21
Play 01 01 - Chapter I, part one David Lazarus
00:17:19
Play 02 02 - Chapter I, part two David Lazarus
00:16:54
Play 03 03 - Chapter I, part three David Lazarus
00:16:53
Play 04 04 - Chapter I, part four David Lazarus
00:17:46
Play 05 05 - Chapter II, part one Anna Simon
00:15:19
Play 06 06 - Chapter II, part two Anna Simon
00:15:37
Play 07 07 - Chapter II, part three Anna Simon
00:14:36
Play 08 08 - Chapter II, part four Anna Simon
00:16:28
Play 09 09 - Chapter III, part one Martin Geeson
00:16:56
Play 10 10 - Chapter III, part two Martin Geeson
00:15:42
Play 11 11 - Chapter III, part three Martin Geeson
00:15:49
Play 12 12 - Chapter III, part four Martin Geeson
00:16:20
Play 13 13 - Chapter III, part five Martin Geeson
00:17:01
Play 14 14 - Chapter IV, part one David Lazarus
00:13:52
Play 15 15 - Chapter IV, part two David Lazarus
00:14:51
Play 16 16 - Chapter IV, part three David Lazarus
00:13:52
Play 17 17 - Chapter IV, part four David Lazarus
00:14:17
Play 18 18 - Chapter IV, part five David Lazarus
00:15:05
Play 19 19 - Chapter V, part one Martin Geeson
00:16:31
Play 20 20 - Chapter V, part two Martin Geeson
00:16:41
Play 21 21 - Chapter V, part three Martin Geeson
00:16:42
Play 22 22 - Chapter V, part four Martin Geeson
00:16:46
Play 23 23 - Chapter V, part five Martin Geeson
00:16:06
Play 24 24 - Chapter VI, part one Anna Simon
00:13:20
Play 25 25 - Chapter VI, part two Anna Simon
00:13:51
Play 26 26 - Chapter VI, part three Anna Simon
00:13:46
Play 27 27 - Chapter VI, part four Anna Simon
00:12:46
Play 28 28 - Chapter VI, part five Anna Simon
00:13:11
Play 29 29 - Chapter VII, part one David Lazarus
00:17:39
Play 30 30 - Chapter VII, part two David Lazarus
00:16:45
Play 31 31 - Chapter VII, part three David Lazarus
00:17:17
Play 32 32 - Chapter VII, part four David Lazarus
00:15:52
Play 33 33 - Chapter VII, part five David Lazarus
00:18:25
Play 34 34 - Chapter VIII, part one Martin Geeson
00:16:40
Play 35 35 - Chapter VIII, part two Martin Geeson
00:16:34
Play 36 36 - Chapter VIII, part three Martin Geeson
00:18:01
Play 37 37 - Chapter VIII, part four Martin Geeson
00:16:43
Play 38 38 - Chapter VIII, part five Martin Geeson
00:18:13
Play 39 39 - Chapter IX, part one Alan Brown
00:18:04
Play 40 40 - Chapter IX, part two Alex Foster
00:15:46
Play 41 41 - Chapter IX, part three Alex Foster
00:16:02
Play 42 42 - Chapter IX, part four Alex Foster
00:14:56
Play 43 43 - Chapter IX, part five Alex Foster
00:15:39
Play 44 44 - Chapter X, part one Martin Geeson
00:17:28
Play 45 45 - Chapter X, part two Martin Geeson
00:17:16
Play 46 46 - Chapter X, part three Martin Geeson
00:15:04
Play 47 47 - Chapter X, part four Martin Geeson
00:17:23
Play 48 48 - Chapter X, part five Martin Geeson
00:18:54
Play 49 49 - Chapter XI, part one David Lazarus
00:17:00
Play 50 50 - Chapter XI, part two David Lazarus
00:16:58
Play 51 51 - Chapter XI, part three David Lazarus
00:16:04
Play 52 52 - Chapter XI, part four David Lazarus
00:17:29
Play 53 53 - Chapter XI, part five David Lazarus
00:17:40
Play 54 54 - Chapter XII, part one Martin Geeson
00:16:00
Play 55 55 - Chapter XII, part two Martin Geeson
00:16:21
Play 56 56 - Chapter XII, part three Martin Geeson
00:16:02
Play 57 57 - Chapter XII, part four Martin Geeson
00:18:09
Play 58 58 - Chapter XII, part five Martin Geeson
00:16:29
Play 59 59 - Chapter XIII, part one David Lazarus
00:18:37
Play 60 60 - Chapter XIII, part two David Lazarus
00:20:14