Peaches and Plumbs Booksellers

Therese Raquin English Language Edition


Therese Raquin English Language Edition


Thérèse Raquin is a story of lust, folly and destruction in Paris.

Thérèse, a repressed young woman is married according to her aunt's wishes to her sickly cousin Camille.

When Thérèse meets Laurent, a turbulent passion is triggered that eventually leads them to violence and murder.

Accepted as one of the first modern novels, Thérèse Raquin addresses contemporary subjects with realistic observations, dialogues and scenarios.

Its publication sparked a fierce controversy that turned it into a best seller, and it has long ruled as a classic of French literature.

One of Zola's most famous novels, Thérèse Raquin, is a sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower classes of Parisian society in the nineteenth century.

EMILE ZOLA (1840-1902) was a French writer, a major figure in the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of the modern novel. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize for Literature in 1901 and 1902.


Add To Cart