Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse Raquin

by Emile Zola, Adam Thorpe
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Overview

Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola

A BRAND NEW TRANSLATION BY ADAM THORPE

‘Adam Thorpe's version deserves to become the standard English text’ Daily Telegraph

‘[Adam Thorpe] brings an unusual freshness and zip to the task, which goes some way towards returning us to that sense of unnerving immediacy which the young Zola's novel would have given its readers in 1867’ Times Literary Supplement

Mysterious disappearances, domestic cases, noiseless, bloodless snuffings-out… the law can look as deep as it likes, but when the crime itself goes unsuspected… oh yes, there's many a murderer basking in the sun...

When Thérèse Raquin is forced to marry the sickly Camille, she sees a bare life stretching out before her, leading every evening to the same cold bed and every morning to the same empty day. Escape comes in the form of her husband’s friend, Laurent, and Thérèse throws herself headlong into an affair. There seems only one obstacle to their happiness; Camille. They plot to be rid of him. But in destroying Camille they kill the very desire that connects them…

First published in 1867, Thérèse Raquin has lost none of its power to enthral. Adam Thorpe’s unflinching translation brings Zola’s dark and shocking masterwork to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781448130870
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 10/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Émile Zola (1840-1902) is the author of Les Rougon-Macquart – a cycle of 20 novels written over a period of 22 years including Nana(1880), Germinal (1885) and The Drinking Den (1877)- which provides a panoramic view of life under Napoleon III. He was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. Zola campaigned for justice over the Dreyfus affair – ‘it is up to us poets to nail the guilty to the eternal pillory’ – and his open letter to the President ‘J’accuse’ landed him a prison sentence that he evaded only through exile in England. He is buried in the Panthéon alongside Rousseau, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.

Adam Thorpe was born in Paris in 1956. His first novel, Ulverton, was published in 1992, and he has written nine others, two collections of stories and six books of poetry – most recently Voluntary. Thorpe’s translation of Madame Bovary, ‘stunning and heartily recommended’ (Scotsman), is available in Vintage Classics. He lives in France with his wife and family.

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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
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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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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..
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May I join
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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.
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AVA'S HAVING A BABY AT MAIN CAMP!
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Im not locked out. I chose to let you run the place.... alone)
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((I musht go. Em, be me for me, will ya?))
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Dawn spins, the flame from the drakon singing her tail and wing. She whipped around acrobatically in the air and flew after Truthseer.
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I'm not THAT evil. -_-
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I am now using my old charachter kyeto back at plate love just to see what happens
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He cocked his head at Embre's remark.
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Yeah. I wrote that story.
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Walked in
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[ Sorry. Not enough peeps on. I gonna go write. ]