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The Resource The Belly of Paris

The Belly of Paris

Label
The Belly of Paris
Title
The Belly of Paris
Statement of responsibility
Emile Zola ; translated from the French by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
Title variation
  • Fat and the thin
  • Savage Paris
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Language
eng
Summary
Part of Emile Zola’s multigenerational Rougon-Macquart saga, The Belly of Paris is the story of Florent Quenu, a wrongly accused man who escapes imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Returning to his native Paris, Florent finds a city he barely recognizes, with its working classes displaced to make way for broad boulevards and bourgeois flats. Living with his brother’s family in the newly rebuilt Les Halles market, Florent is soon caught up in a dangerous maelstrom of food and politics. Amid intrigue among the market’s sellers–the fishmonger, the charcutière, the fruit girl, and the cheese vendor–and the glorious culinary bounty of their labors, we see the dramatic difference between “fat and thin” (the rich and the poor) and how the widening gulf between them strains a city to the breaking point. Translated and with an Introduction by the celebrated historian and food writer Mark Kurlansky, The Belly of Paris offers fascinating perspectives on the French capital during the Second Empire–and, of course, tantalizing descriptions of its sumptuous repasts. From the Trade Paperback edition
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Summary
An escaped prisoner hides in Paris and becomes involved with a group of socialists
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10406898
Cataloging source
DLC
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1840-1902
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Emile Zola
Dewey number
843.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1853-1922
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Vizetelly, Ernest Alfred
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True
Series statement
Rougon-Macquart
Series volume
0003
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Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Belly of Paris
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588368553
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Belly of Paris
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588368553
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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