In Secret

In Secret

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Emile Zola's story of adultery, murder, and madness soon to be a major motion picture starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica LangeIn 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 "caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola s 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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  • Paperback | 225 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • 0143123556
  • 9780143123552
  • 2,089,290

About Emile Zola

Emile Zola (1840-1902) was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. His principal work, "Les Rougon-Macquart," is a panorama of mid-19th century French life, in a cycle of twenty novels which Zola wrote over a period of twenty-two years."
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