Thérèse Raquin

Th r se Raquin In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont Neuf in Paris Therese Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she

  • Title: Thérèse Raquin
  • Author: Émile Zola
  • ISBN: 9780141194783
  • Page: 433
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  • In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont Neuf in Paris, Therese 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 husband s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt themIn a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont Neuf in Paris, Therese 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 husband s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever Therese Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 It is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness and revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence.

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    1. You don't need another Coca ColaOr the latest Francis Ford CoppolaYou don't need a holiday in AngolaYou need this novel by Emile ZolaIt's raw like a bad case of ebolaIt's atomic like gay enolaNot pretty like a gladiolaOr sweet like a tune from a old victrolaHe told the truth like the AyatollahHe was revolutionary like HizbollahHe never needed no payolaHe didn't have a MotorolaHe wrote the truth, he was Emile ZolaLike a panel he was solarNineteenth century rock and rollerHe put Balzac back in his [...]

    2. You know how it is. Your mother marries you to your sexless cousin and in silent defiance you enter a torrid affair with a peasant painter. All those hours spent humouring the dull man in your dreary shop, waiting for your next animalistic tussle with your fiery lover. Then one day, you realise the conventions of early 19thC society are going to prevent you from ditching the boring old blood tie, and you will never be free to give yourself to true love. God, the boredom! I mean, you can’t even [...]

    3. Somewhere within the spectrum occupied by anything from Romeo and Juliet to Tromeo and Juliet, there is a well-trodden path full of whispers, whimpers and piercing screams about the miseries of the love process. Whether you are tragically in love with your enemy's hottie boomdottie tween daughter or banging your best friend's girlfriend in an alleyway behind a bar all 2-minute-meal-style, Jonathan Richman had it almost exactly right when he explained to his (soon to be) adoring fans that "true l [...]

    4. تيريز راكان قصة خيانة . . . . . التقييم خمس نجوم .من قلب الواقع يرسم زولا خطوط شخصياته، من وحي الحياة الإجتماعية العادية يخلق شخصياته الموجودة أصلا، ستعرفهم و إن لم تعرفهم أكيد ستكون قد سمعت بهم، و إن لم تسمع بهم فهذا مؤكد أنك عرفت أو سمعت عن نماذج قريبة منهم، هذا هو زولا و الإتج [...]

    5. "The Arcade of the Pont Neuf is not a place for a stroll. You take it to make a short cut, to gain a few minutes. It is traversed by busy people whose sole aim is to go quick and straight before them… The arcade now assumes the aspect of a regular cut-throat alley. Great shadows stretch along the tiles, damp puffs of air enter from the street. Anyone might take the place for a subterranean gallery indistinctly lit-up by three funeral lamps.This nineteenth century French novel has a deliciously [...]

    6. Usually when I review a book I try to allot the stars not by the audiobook's narration but by the author's words and content. With this book I am awarding four stars but it is partially due to Kate Winslet's fantastic narration. She is as you must know a famous actress. I strongly believe I would never have been able to imagine the words with the terror and emotion evoked through her reading. She does a fantastic job. In addition, I would have been furious if at every mention of Camille's name i [...]

    7. Un callejón inmundo de humedad y mugre por el que los transeúntes pasan apresurados para acortar camino sirve de marco a esta novela que inicia la corriente del Naturalismo. Escrita por un joven Zola veinteañero, sorprende su temprana maestría. Thérèse Raquin es un excelente estudio psicológico.Esta obra es una clara muestra de que para escribir un trabajo magistral, no hacen falta más que unos pocos personajes y una extensión abarcable.Se me hace difícil elaborar esta reseña sin incu [...]

    8. and here i thought thomas hardy was cruel to his characters this book doesnt take long to turn into slow torture for crimes committed, and it gets darker and more dramatic until it reaches the heights of opera-vengeance. its very tempting as a modern reader to question the characters motivations (why not just leave?? really?? just leave.)but it was high time i read a zola, and i can continue my summer of "missed classics" with confidence.

    9. Publicarea romanului a atras după sine un uriaş val de critici din partea presei prozaice. Să abordezi o problematică atât de complexă precum o crimă care să înlesnească drumul spre hedonismul amoros, în mijlocul secolului al XIX-lea, şi să te aştepţi totodată ca lumea să te înţeleagă nu e tocmai o idee împăciuitoare. De multe ori însă, e greu ca un scriitor de geniu să fie înţeles de societatea sa. El -scriitorul- îşi asumă astfel rolul de corector moral odată cu [...]

    10. This book is alive. From the first to the last I saw the story came to life and I was drawn so completely in. It made my heart beat a little faster, and even now I have put the book down, slept and lived through another day, it is still in my head and my heart.On one hand the story is utterly modern: and it is timeless. It would be so easy to reset in in any period since it was published, and equally easy to take it back through the centuries.Because this is a story of humanity. Of what people m [...]

    11. I Love Nature & Natural, but No More Novels of NaturalismIn my voracity for reading most of the so-called classic novels, I read this short one without knowing much about it, nor did I read (until later) the preface in which Zola says this is a study of temperaments and not characters, the basis of which is the now-discounted Galen's Four Temperaments. Apparently, this is a novel characterized as "naturalism," due to its scientific or detached narrative.The four temperaments are represented [...]

    12. التقييم هنا للقصة الأولى فقط تريز راكان عن الخيانة تحدث وكتب زولا كما لم يكتب أحدا من قبلما أسهل الخيانة عندما يكون الإنسان محل ثقة

    13. Faltou pouco para começar a arrancar os cabelos enquanto ia lendo Teresa Raquin. Zola escreveu esta história com uma intensidade que não deixa lugar para momentos de leitura descontraída. Da primeira à última página, o livro mantém um clima de angústia que nos suga para dentro daquelas almas atormentadas. Odiamo-los pela sua falta de carácter e humanidade, enquanto manipulam, mentem e enganam todos à sua volta. Executam friamente um crime, ao qual escapam impunemente; escapam à lei d [...]

    14. I read this book with morbid fascination, following with horror the deterioration of the sanity of the two main characters, Therese and Laurent. It's not a pleasant book to read. Quite the opposite. Zola wrote this book for men, not women. He didn't intend it to be regarded as a novel - which he considered to be for women, not men - but as an objective study of human behaviour which he likened to that of 'beasts'. Knowing this, it's easy to read it as if we are watching two laboratory rats rathe [...]

    15. Very scary, very dark and definitely wonderful. Could not put this down. I learned about evil in this book.

    16. Due matrimoni e tre funeraliQuattro personaggi in questa storia incolore di Emil Zolà: Teresa e Camillo, che poi si sposano, e la madre e un amico di Camillo, Lorenzo. Quattro personaggi insoddisfatti, scialbi e con aspettative limitate che sopravvivono a fatica in una Parigi cinerea, umida e disattenta.La trama in sé è semplice e abbastanza scontata. Teresa sposa Camillo senza un perché, Camillo sposa Teresa alla ricerca di una vita tranquilla. Teresa e Lorenzo diventano amanti per caso ma [...]

    17. Superb. Reading Zola surely sets the bar - I'd say he is the French Hardy but although they are both masters of their art and certainly like to dwell in the downer side of town, Zola deals with the city and the impact of the immediate environment and people on the psyche of the individual which isn't really an area that Hardy greatly concentrates on. Of course I've yet to read a lot of Zola so I could be wrong but going on the fact that he seems to be acknowledged as the trailblazer of the Human [...]

    18. Therese Raquin is not a very good novel. It does, however, have some very interesting parts. If you are a fan of noir fiction, you will easily pick up on some classic elements of the genre: two loser-lovers, a weak and whiney husband, a cast of additional characters that you also don’t like, and an increasingly oppressive atmosphere that blinks No Exit. For the first half of the book, all these elements mix nicely (or nastily). Therese Raquin, who is part north African, is, as a child, abandon [...]

    19. Thérèse Raquin is Dostoyevsky's re-imagination of Macbeth, channeled through Émile Zola.Its a claustrophobic tale of murder and adultery that sets the scene for many modern French Romance novels to come. Taking the simplicity of the plot into consideration, I was pleasantly surprised by how engrossing the narrative was.

    20. Volela bih kada bih mogla da napišem neki dugačak i pametan review ove knjige, ali neka mi bude izgovor to što nabadam po androidu.Učmalost malograđanskog života rađa dosadu koja guši neutažene strasti. Ovo dovodi do preljube, preljuba dovodi do ubistva, a ubistvo do potpunog sloma dvoje ljubavnika, koji, umesto da uživaju u potpunoj slobodi, na kraju bivaju uništeni međusobnim optužbama, krivicom, paranojom, pa i mržnjom.Umesto do pokajanja, dolazi do sebične želje za što jedno [...]

    21. Lo que se suponía iba a ser un largo barbecho a la literatura de Émile Zola (1840-1902), tan sólo quedó en 10 escasos días, pero suficientes para obtener otra riquísima cosecha. Al hilo de esa gran obra llamada “Germinal”, que me ha impresionado muy gratamente, no pude resistir iniciar otra de las narraciones de este autor. La elegida fue Thérèse Raquin que contiene un argumento por demás sugestivo, a la vez que espinoso. Como se sabe, a Émile Zola se le considera el padre del “N [...]

    22. Zola's preface to the second edition of this novel, which is included in the audiobook version I listened to, confirms that the work caused quite a sensation when it was first published in 1867. In the preface, Zola defends himself against charges of obscenity and states that the novel is in effect a detached and scientific study of the effect of temperament. While I'm not sure just how scientific and detached Zola really was, he was certainly scientific and detached enough for the novel to be r [...]

    23. E’ da cinque stelle solamente la scena finale, con una tragica e maestosa Madame Raquin che si erge su Thérèse e Laurent come un angelo vendicatore o come un Cristo sul trono pronto a dividere i peccatori dai salvati. Nel romanzo però non ci sono peccatori e angeli, buoni e cattivi, ci sono soltanto, come dice Zola, “bestie umane e niente più”, Thérèse, Laurent e Camille. Non solo la descrizione delle loro pulsioni più profonde e del loro animo amorale è cruda e spoglia di qualsias [...]

    24. The shortest and most readable books from the 20-vol Rougon-Macquart cycle but perhaps not the best one to start with. 'Germinal' more gives the full heavy, 19th C saga-with-issues flavour of Zola.

    25. Zola Zola Zola.Will we ever go through a novel of yours without someone being murdered, attempted to be murdered, or at least plotted to be? No, I am not complaining, it does not feel repetitive at all, at least not in a negative way.What we see here is typical gritty and savage prose by Zola. Two lovers find themselves in a sticky situation. Forbidden love with a married lady, spouse to your own friend. You can easily see how this sets it up for a great psychological suspense novel with an incr [...]

    26. The original French text is available at Project Gutenberg.Free download available at eBooks@Adelaide.And the audio version in English is available at LivriVox.And the BBC Radio 4 - Classical Serial dramatization is available here.And the audio version in French at Literature audio.This is the story of a love triangle between Thérèse Raquin, her cousin and husband Camille and Laurent, one of Camille's friends.In his preface, Zola explains that his goal in this novel was to "study temperaments [...]

    27. Therese Raquin is Madame Bovary on steroids. The young Zola was impressed by Bovary, and its influence is clear throughout Raquin - but he ratchets every aspect of the story up, for better andwell, mostly for worse; this isn't as good as Bovary.Mainly that's because Zola is no match at all for Flaubert psychologically. Bovary is as trenchant a view inside the human brain as I've read outside Tolstoy; laser-focused and brilliant. Zola, by contrast, is muddling about with some almost Medieval noti [...]

    28. I had to read this book for school this trimester and it was actually much better than I thought. I would give it 3.5 stars and not 4 because I can't say that I really enjoyed this book, although it had some really good moments.The story is very dark and gloomy and it's not exactly an uplifting read. Unforunately, that, with the lack of some kind of unexplainable warmth from the author, made this book very heavy for me to get through, even though the language and the vocabulary used in Thérèse [...]

    29. "Sometimes people die," she murmured at last. "Only it is dangerous for those who survive."First of all, a slow clap for Kate Winslet's reading of Émile Zola's Thérèse Raquin. I can't recommend her rendition highly enough.A loveless marriage, a turbulent affair, a crime that will haunt them forever. In this novel we follow the story of Thérèse, her lover Laurent's and their descent into madness following their murder of her husband. Fair warning, there will be scenes of murder, physical abu [...]

    30. This was my first e-book -- the dealer gave me an iPad when I leased my car, and since I was heading out of town I decided to try it out by downloading this "book," which was free. I think I would've read it a lot quicker if it had been a real book, but who wants to deal with some weird apple-y screen that highlights and flips pages around when you touch it? Yuck!Anyway, whatever. I prefer my books in book form, but in either format, this book was awesome! If you're a fan of James M. Cain et al [...]

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