The Fat and the Thin

The Fat and the Thin

The Fat and the Thin is set at the abundant food markets of Paris, where its protagonist, Lisa Quenu, has grown selfish with her new-found prosperity.
Excerpt from its preface: " also embraces a powerful allegory-- the prose song of the eternal battle between the lean of this world and the fat – a battle in which, as the author shows, the latter always come off successful. M. Zola had a distinct social aim in writing this book."
Painting at right: Eugène Galien-Laloue, Le marché in Paris, 1941

Table of Contents


Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

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