Wednesday, 19 February 2014


The Definitive Edition of THÉRÈSE RAQUIN by Emile Zola
-Illustrated throughout with the 50 original illustrations by Horace Castelli from first publication
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“Zola's Thérèse Raquin (1867) is a story of lust, madness and destruction set within the dingy backstreets of Paris. The eponymous protagonist – a repressed and silently resentful young woman – is married off according to her aunt's wishes to her sickly cousin Camille. When Thérèse meets Camille's robust and earthy friend Laurent, a turbulent passion is unleashed that drives them ultimately to violence and murder. By merging elements of the gothic and tragic with a study of petit-bourgeois banality, Zola created a work of enduring fascination.” Anna Winter, The Guardian

“Readers will find themselves on a literary roller coaster, moving between routing for Zola's characters and despising them, wondering what appalling scene the author has up his sleeve next. Thérèse Raquin has the scandal and murder of The Great Gatsby and the haunting horrors of The Woman in Black.” Examiner

“This is probably the most visually evocative book I've ever read - I can see that alley way in which they live and I can't think of Paris without the desire to search it out. Zola at his best.” Helen

“Wow! This was so disturbing, yet so moving and gripping at the same time. It is remarkably well written and structured. I have never read anything quite like it. This felt like a perfect blend between Madam Bovary and Crime and Punishment, and to me much more enjoyable than either of those books. This was also my first Zola, and I will definitely be reading some more.” Julia

THÉRÈSE RAQUIN features the classic novel by Emile Zola in a specially designed edition for kindle. This masterpiece will shock and astound you. Read it as it’s meant to be read: complete, and unabridged, with original period illustrations throughout.

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