In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Thérèse 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... show more
In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Thérèse 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. Thérèse 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.
Publish date: December 1st 2008
Publisher: BR Samizdat Express
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
, French Literature
So if Kate Winslet retires from acting and just does audio books, I will not be disappointed at all.And Zola, you are an evil man.
Zwei unmoralische Menschen, deren Existenzen umeinander kreisen und die ihren innersten Begierden wie Lust, Leidenschaft, Gier und Neid nachgeben, dabei ein unvorstellbares Verbrechen begehen und mit den Konsequenzen dieser Tat nicht leben können. Zugegeben, dieses Buch ist keine Sonntagsabendunterh...
Way back in the late 20th century when I was a teenager and the genre fiction 'industry,' with its absurdly blood-soaked TV tie ins hadn't been invented, I (and many others my age) slumped on the sofa with the novels of DH Lawrence - yes, really- with EM Forster, Emile Zola and of course, a bit of ...
Dragged a bit about 2/3 of the way through, but picked up again towards the end.As it was a translated version I'm not sure how close to the original it was.
Therese Raquin is Madame Bovary on steroids. The young Zola was impressed by Bovary, and its influence is clear throughout Raquin - but he ratchets every aspect of the story up, for better and...well, really for worse; this isn't as good as Bovary.Mainly that's because Zola is no match at all for Fl...
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