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Therese Raquin

Therese Raquin by Émile Zola
By: (1840-1902)

An unsatisfied wife kills her weak husband in order to carry on a sordid affair with another man. However, her selfish plans are spoiled when her husband continues to haunt her. This is often said to be Zola's first great novel.

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THERESE RAQUIN

By Emile Zola

Translated and edited with a preface by Edward Vizetelly

PREFACE

This volume, "Therese Raquin," was Zola's third book, but it was the one that first gave him notoriety, and made him somebody, as the saying goes.

While still a clerk at Hachette's at eight pounds a month, engaged in checking and perusing advertisements and press notices, he had already in 1864 published the first series of "Les Contes a Ninon" a reprint of short stories contributed to various publications; and, in the following year, had brought out "La Confession de Claude." Both these books were issued by Lacroix, a famous go ahead publisher and bookseller in those days, whose place of business stood at one of the corners of the Rue Vivienne and the Boulevard Montmartre, and who, as Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie., ended in bankruptcy in the early seventies.

"La Confession de Claude" met with poor appreciation from the general public, although it attracted the attention of the Public Prosecutor, who sent down to Hachette's to make a few inquiries about the author, but went no further... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

December 3, 2012
I'm so frustrated with the reading of chapter 2. The person reads as if they didn't know the meaning of any of the words. Lucky the other chapters have different readers.
December 3, 2012
Arggghhhh ridiculous reading!!!


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