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Émile Zola

Theresa Raquin

Thérèse Raquin tells the story of a young woman, unhappily married to her first cousin by an overbearing aunt who may seem to be well-intentioned but in many ways is deeply selfish. Thérèse's husband, Camille, is sickly and egocentric, and when the opportunity arises, Thérèse enters into a turbulent and sordidly passionate affair with one of Camille's friends, Laurent.

In his preface, Zola explains that his goal in this novel was to “study temperaments and not characters”.[1] Because of this detached and scientific approach, Thérèse Raquin is considered an example of Naturalism.
265 printed pages
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  • Ambershared an impression8 years ago

    It was predictable.

  • Jessica Garcíashared an impression10 months ago
    🙈Lost On Me

  • Frans Simanungkalitshared an impression8 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot


  • Biambi Niepusenohas quoted8 years ago
    She had only loved with blood and nerves, as yet, and she now began to love with her head.
  • Biambi Niepusenohas quoted8 years ago
    She thought of her sweetheart as of a dog who would have guarded and protected her.
  • Biambi Niepusenohas quoted8 years ago
    She felt the necessity of acting and seeing. From morning to night, she watched the people passing through the arcade. The noise, and going and coming diverted her. She became inquisitive and talkative, in a word a woman, for hitherto she had only displayed the actions and ideas of a man.

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