The Belly of ParisBook - 2009
In this novel the author chooses as his locale the newly built food markets of Paris. Into this extravagance of food -- which Zola describes in set pieces that wet the tongue, excite the ear, and stir up the belly -- he places his young hero, the half-starved Florent, who has just escaped imprisonment in Cayenne. Florent finds himself at odds with a world he now knows is unjust. Gradually he takes up with the local Socialists, who are more at home in bars than on the revolutionary streets.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2009.
Edition: Modern Library edition.
Branch Call Number: FIC ZOLA, EMILE
Characteristics: xxx, 328 pages (illustration) ; 21 cm.