Dram Shop

by Émile Zola

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Dram Shop

Focuses on the Paris taverns, presenting a tragedy of working-class people in slums. The work was influenced by theories of heredity/experimental science. The behaviour of the families is shown to be conditioned by environment/inherited characteristics, chiefly drunkenness and mental instability.

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Challenge: Read Around Europe Challenge
Country: France flag France
Language: EN
Genre: Historical fiction

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