Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse Raquin

by Nona Shepphard, Émile Zola

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ISBN-13: 9781783196159
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 07/30/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Émile Zola (1840–1902) was a novelist, playwright and journalist, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Thérèse Raquin was Zola's first major work, originally published in serial format in 1867 and – due to its huge and immediate popularity – in book format in 1868. Zola was nominated for both the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.
Nona Shepphard began her theatrical career in her hometown as an actor at the Liverpool Playhouse, where she played in repertory for two years; she directed her first play at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton and wrote her first play when she was Associate Director at the Chester Gateway Theatre. Since then she has worked freelance as a writer, director and deviser with over 150 productions and 40 commissioned plays to her credit. Her plays have been performed in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe and Russia. She is an Associate Director of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and International Consultant at the Lir Academy in Dublin.

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Thérèse Raquin 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zola does a superb job in the smooth moving description which engages the reader in a poetic, yet, nerve wrenching story in which a nemesis evolves into even a greater threat when slain by those whom were supposed to be at hand and most loyal. Of all novels I have read, the most foreboding state of lust could have never been conveyed clearer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The kindness shown to the victims mother was eerie, and I think very possible outside of fiction. Zola did a wonderful job of showing more natural complexity in his murderers than the Good Guy Bad Guy syndrome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anybody who thought that the dark world of noir was a twentieth century invention should read this book. Zola's nightmarish tale of greed, lust, and damnation reads like a Victorian James M. Cain. While Zola's work is quite justly classified as 'literature', this novel can also be ranked among the masterpieces of crime fiction.
Chris_V on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Over 140 years old and Zola's novel still grips with it's stale and dank atmosphere of lust, betrayal and murder. Often copied but never bettered, the characters of Therese, Laurent, Camille and Madame Raquin will haunt your memory.
knittingfreak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I finished this book a while ago and just haven't had time to post about it. I've been busy knitting desperately trying to get some Christmas presents done. I really haven't been doing much reading at all. I have started a 'knitting novel' for one of my December book clubs, though.This novel by Emile Zola apparently caused quite a stir when it was first published in 1868. The novel tells the tragic story of Therese and her lover Laurent and the lengths that they go to in order to be together. For the time, the sex scenes were quite explicit, and the author was actually accused of pornography. I personally didn't think they were that explicit and don't think most people today would be offended by them. The Penguin Classics edition that I read contains a preface in which Zola defends his work against these accusations.Therese is taken in by a woman after she is orphaned and is raised with the woman's sickly son, Camille. It's just assumed by all that the two will marry one day, which they do. The three live a relatively happy life until Camille brings a young man home with him one day. Laurent awakens feelings in Therese that she has never experienced before. The two begin an affair and become obsessed with possessing each other. This is not a sweet story of a forbidden love. Instead, it quickly turns into a very dark tale, and Therese and Laurent find themselves in a living nightmare.
williamcostiganjr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is really a dreary book. Zola never lets up. I felt kinda "eh" about this novel, but it's a quick read and holds one's interest.It's humorless and not very enjoyable though, so I'd probably pass if I were you.However, if you are ever considering committing a crime this book will change your mind in a flash.
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