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Th�r�se Raquin

ISBN-10: 0948230134

ISBN-13: 9780948230134

Edition: N/A

Authors: �mile Zola, Pip Broughton

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In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, ThA(c)rA]se Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husbandas earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. "ThA(c)rA]se Raquin" caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zolaas novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness, and ghostly revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330

Zola was the spokesperson for the naturalist novel in France and the leader of a school that championed the infusion of literature with new scientific theories of human development drawn from Charles Darwin (see Vol. 5) and various social philosophers. The theoretical claims for such an approach, which are considered simplistic today, were outlined by Zola in his Le Roman Experimental (The Experimental Novel, 1880). He was the author of the series of 20 novels called The Rougon-Macquart, in which he attempted to trace scientifically the effects of heredity through five generations of the Rougon and Macquart families. Three of the outstanding volumes are L'Assommoir (1877), a study of alcoholism and the working class; Nana (1880), a story of a prostitute who is a femme fatale; and Germinal (1885), a study of a strike at a coal mine. All gave scope to Zola's gift for portraying crowds in turmoil. Today Zola's novels have been appreciated by critics for their epic scope and their visionary and mythical qualities. He continues to be immensely popular with French readers. His newspaper article "J'Accuse," written in defense of Alfred Dreyfus, launched Zola into the public limelight and made him the political conscience of his country.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Background to ThTrFse Raquin
Science and Literature Progress and Positivism
The Realistic Imagination
The Birth of Naturalism ThTrFse Raquin
Narrative and Myth Plot
Narration Character Symbol and Image
Myth Conclusion
Notes to Introduction
Bibliography
PrTface de la DeuxiFme +dition ThTrFse Raquin
Notes to Text