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Therese Raquin : Penguin Classics - Emile Zola

Therese Raquin

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 25th October 2004
ISBN: 9780140449440
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 forever. 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.

About the Author

Emile Zola (1840-1902) was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. His principal work, Les Rougon-Macquart, is a panorama of mid-19th century French life, in a cycle of 20 novels which Zola wrote over a period of 22 years.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Background to ThTrFse Raquin
Science and Literature Progress and Positivism
The Realistic Imagination
The Birth of Naturalism ThTrFse Raquin
Narrative and Myth Plot
Narration Character Symbol and Image
Myth Conclusion
Notes to Introduction
Bibliography
PrTface de la DeuxiFme +dition ThTrFse Raquin
Notes to Text
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ISBN: 9780140449440
ISBN-10: 0140449442
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th October 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1