The Belly of Paris

The Belly of Paris

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
Rate this:
Although it is little known in this country, The Belly of Paris is considered one of Emile Zola's best novels. Set in the newly built food markets of Paris, it is a story of wealth and poverty set against a sumptuous banquet of food and commerce. Having just escaped from prison after being wrongfully accused, young Florent arrives at Paris' food market, Les Halles, half starved, surrounded by all he can't have, and indignant at his world, which he now knows to be unjust. He finds that the city's working classes have been displaced to make way for bigger streets and bourgeois living quarters, so he settles in with his brother's family. Gradually, he takes up with the local socialists, who are more at home in bars than on the revolutionary streets. Slowly, the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor drags the city to the breaking point.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781470817213
1470817217
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 07 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Case, David
hoopla digital

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

  Loading...

Find it at SMPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top