Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 17 hours 39 minutes
In the Maheus family, the father and three of seven children work brutal hours to extract coal far beneath the earth amid hazards of landslides, fire, poisoned air, and poisoned health. Then comes the idea of a workers' revolt, and soon the settlement is aflame. Zola chronicles the conflicts, lusts, and deprivation of life in the coal fields of nineteenth-century France.
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