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  • Thérèse Raquin

    Emile Zola

    Thérèse Raquin est l'enfant d'une union entre un capitaine de l'armée française en Algérie et d'une mère née en Afrique1. Sa mère meurt. À deux ans, Thérèse est confiée à sa tante - Madame Raquin, la soeur de son père - pour qu'elle s'occupe d'elle. Madame Raquin a un fils, Camille, fragile et souvent malade. Les deux enfants vont grandir ensemble.



    The thirteenth novel in Émile Zolas great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanitys capacity for compassion and hope. Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a strike that could mean starvation or salvation for all. New translation Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, filmography, chronology, explanatory notes, and glossary