Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

Zola's first important novel (1867) is a hauntingly powerful psychological study, described at the time as 'a steamy story of sexual passion plumbing the murky depths of murder, revenge and retribution'. Therese is trapped in a loveless marriage to Madame Raquin's sickly son, Camille. Seduced by his best friend, Laurent, she conspires with him to murder her husband. Haunted by guilt and by the pervasive presence of Madame Raquin, who has suffered a debilitating stroke, the lovers' passion turns to mutual loathing...First staged in Chichester in 1990, Nicholas Wright's brilliant dramatisation of "Therese Raquin" receives its London premiere at the National Theatre in the 900-seat Lyttelton. It is directed by Marianne Elliott, whose recent staging there of "The Pillars of the Community" drew universal praise.

Buy Therese Raquin by Emile Zola from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781854599582
ISBN-10: 1854599585
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Therese Raquin book by Emile Zola and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Emile Zola

Emile Zola (1840-1902) is one of the best-known 19th-century novelists, famous for his espousal of Naturalism. Apart from Therese Raquin, his many novels include Nana (1880), about a slum-girl turned courtesan to the bourgeoisie, and Germinal (1885), a grim portrait of a mining community. Often accused of pornography, his aim was to 'tell it like it is', and his reputation is much higher now than in his lifetime. Nicholas Wright's most recent theatre work is the phenomenally successful adaptation of His Dark Materials. His Vincent in Brixton won rave reviews and the Olivier Award for Best Play. Earlier work includes the West End hits, Cressida, with Michael Gambon, and Mrs Klein. Other adaptations include Naked with Juliette Binoche, Lulu with Anna Friel and Three Sisters at the National. All are published by NHB.

Books By Emile Zola

Love Story by Emile Zola
Paperback, October 2017
La Debacle by Emile Zola
Paperback, June 2017
Sin of Abbe Mouret by Emile Zola
Paperback, May 2017
Money by Emile Zola
Paperback, May 2016