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unabridged edition. 5.83x1.42x5.35 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería 1470817195
Sinopsis: [Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly]
[Read by Frederick Davidson]
Although it is little known in this country, The Belly of Paris is considered one of Émile 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.
About the Author: ÉMILE ZOLA (1840-1902), French writer and critic, was raised in a poor family at Aix-en-Provence and at age eighteen went to Paris where he worked as a clerk and a journalist before turning to writing novels. For many years he used his fiction in the service of his passion for social reform. He published many masterworks, but is perhaps most famous for his a series of novels called Les Rougon-Macquart, one of the chief monuments of the French naturalist movement.
Título: The Belly of Paris
Editorial: Blackstone Audio Inc
Año de publicación: 2012
Encuadernación: Compact Disc
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: Good. Unabridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1470817195