Therese Raquin

Therese Raquin

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by Emile Zola
     
 

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In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband's earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt…  See more details below

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In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband's earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them for ever. Therese Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola's novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness and ghostly revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.

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"I love this because it's the story of how you can't escape the inevitabilities of love and it's just a fantastic piece of writing." —Sue Perkins, Express 

 "By merging elements of the gothic and tragic with a study of petit-bourgeois banality, Zola created a work of enduring fascination." —Observer 

 "It was attacked by critics of the day as stinking filth and a foul sewer. Little wonder, then, that it became an instant bestseller and I'll admit I was completely riveted by its melodramatics from start to finish." —Daily Mail

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ISBN-13:
9781105696671
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/24/2012
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LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
125,537
File size:
630 KB

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Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola; 2 April 1840 - 29 September 1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'accuse.

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Therese Raquin 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absoulty loved this book!!!!!!! once I started this book I couldnt put it down and when I did all I could think about was this book!I have read it about 3 times now and I would recomend it to anyone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plenty of guilt to keep you turning the page! Unexpected turns make you feel like you have it figured out, but do you?
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Okay
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I found this title listed with 'books you need to read before they become movies'. Was intrigued and so read it... reminded me a lot of Madame Bovary in High School English.
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She sat, drawing in the dirt with a stick of gold. She sighed boredly. She wanted her mamma.. And her daddy..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May I join
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok guys the wars today...but our pilot is ready ill help on this frount. My other char will be at plato love. Good luck and god speed everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AVA'S HAVING A BABY AT MAIN CAMP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not locked out. I chose to let you run the place.... alone)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((I musht go. Em, be me for me, will ya?))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dawn spins, the flame from the drakon singing her tail and wing. She whipped around acrobatically in the air and flew after Truthseer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not THAT evil. -_-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am now using my old charachter kyeto back at plate love just to see what happens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He cocked his head at Embre's remark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah. I wrote that story.
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Walked in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ Sorry. Not enough peeps on. I gonna go write. ]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She offers a little smile, wandering around.