Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac

The novel revolves around the life of Thérèse Desqueyroux, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage in rural France. She is married to Bernard for the sake of property and wealth, not love. Feeling suffocated by the societal expectations and her husband's domination, Thérèse tries to poison Bernard. However, her plan fails and she is acquitted due to lack of evidence. The rest of the novel explores Thérèse's introspection, her struggle with guilt, and her quest for redemption and freedom.

The 1342nd greatest book of all time


Published
1927
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
150-200
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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