Adam Thorpe's unflinching translation brings Zola's dark and shocking masterwork to life
Mysterious disappearances, domestic cases, noiseless, bloodless snuffings-out . . . the law can look as deep as it likes, but when the crime itself goes unsuspected . . . oh yes, there's many a murderer basking in the sun . . .
When Thérèse Raquin is forced to marry the sickly Camille, she sees a bare life stretching out before her, leading every evening to the same cold bed and every morning to the same empty day. Escape comes in the form of her husband's friend, Laurent, and Thérèse throws herself headlong into an affair. There seems only one obstacle to their happiness: Camille. They plot to be rid of him. But in destroying Camille they kill the very desire that connects them. First published in 1867, Thérèse Raquin has lost none of its power to enthrall.
This edition also contains Thrse Raquin, Thrse Raquin, Thrse Raquin
About: Thérèse Raquin is the story of a young woman, unhappily married to her first cousin by an overbearing aunt who at first seem to be well-intentioned but in reality is deeply selfish.
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