By Emile Zola
Format: Global Grey edition
Pages (PDF): 203
Publication Date: Originally published in 1867; this is a translation by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
Available formats: PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
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One of Zola’s most famous realistic novels, Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower classes in nineteenth-century Parisian society. Set in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a dingy haberdasher’s shop in the passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, this powerful novel tells how the heroine and her lover, Laurent, kill her husband, Camille, but are subsequently haunted by visions of the dead man and prevented from enjoying the fruits of their crime.
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