The Downfall

by Emile Zola

Jean Macquart, a farmer who, after having lost his wife and land, joins the French army just before the start of the Franco-Prussian War. A dramatic portrayal of the brutality of war for the common soldier and for the civilian population hit with the loss of family and friends, and by economic hardship.Translated By E. P. Robins.

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