Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9780948230134
Binding: PaperBack

Thérèse Raquin

Emile Zola

Translated by Pip Broughton
PaperBack (01 Oct 1988)
Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower orders in nineteenth-century Paris. Emile Zola’s dispassionate dissection of the motivations of his characters, mere ‘human beasts’ who kill in order to satisfy their lust, is much more than an atmospheric Second Empire period-piece. Therese Raquin stands as a key early manifesto of the French Naturalist movement, of which Zola was the founding father. Even today, this novel has lost none of its power to shock. It proved a great success in this translation by Pip Broughton when it was premiered at the Liverpool P[ayhouse and later revived at the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon.

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ISBN13 9780948230134
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



‘Zola’s steamy story of a sexual passion that plumbs the murky depths of murder, revenge and retribution’ City Limits

‘Broughton’s fine translation confirms this as a mesmerising drama of obsessive crime and passion commited in stultifying ambience of the Paris petite bourgeoisie’ Time Out

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