Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

"Thérèse Raquin" is a novel about a young woman who is unhappily married to her cousin, a sickly and selfish man. She embarks on a passionate and destructive affair with one of her husband's friends, leading to a series of tragic events. The novel explores themes of lust, guilt, and the psychological consequences of such immoral actions, set against the bleak backdrop of the Parisian underworld.

The 687th greatest book of all time


Published
1867
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
73,000
Original Language
French

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