Thérèse Raquin

by Emile Zola | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0140441204 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mojosmom of Chicago, Illinois USA on 3/5/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, March 05, 2006
Why this book was attacked as "filthy" and "obscene" is beyond my comprehension. If there ever was a book that warned against the wages of sin, it is this one.

Thérèse is brought up by her aunt, who dotes on her son, Camille, encouraging his tendency towards invalidism. It is her dream, ultimately realized, that Thérèse and Camille marry. There is no real love there, however, and it's not much of a marriage, so when Camille's colleague, Laurent, a lazy but attractive man, begins to visit their home, Thérèse is drawn to him, and the two begin an affair. Their burning desire to be together leads them to murder Camille, and, after a period of time, to marry.

But they find that they are haunted by Camille and find no rest or respite.

Journal Entry 2 by mojosmom at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, February 22, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (2/22/2015 UTC) at Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago, Illinois USA


Will leave at the Harris Theater during the Chicago Opera Theater's performance of Tobias Picker's opera, Thérèse Raquin, based, obviously, on the book.

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