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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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While I give Zola full credit for exhaustively describing each and every scene, smell and taste of Les Halles, I was completely underwhelmed by the plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Mark Kurlansky's translation is a delight. Zola's observation and descriptive skills are like those of Dickens. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved the details of food, the market stalls and produce. The writer filled in a large blank space for me of French history with the story about Devil's Island prison and the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Julia Wells
wonderful book, full of evocative descriptions of life in Paris in the 1850's - worth reading for the descriptions of food and food preparation alone, not to mention the personal... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sue Tinney
Had to read this ap english summer assignment. It started out slow and I had my doubts the further I read the more intrigued i was. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dren
Even though he is a renowned author, I failed to see the beauty of the story. His descriptions were vivid but the story boring. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Connie K