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Therese Raquin

Title: Therese Raquin
Author: Emile Zola
Finished: September 15
Pages: 240
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publish Year: 2002
ISBN: 0140449442

A sordid romance story of a an orphaned girl, adopted by a weathly family, only to become betrothed to her “cousin”. While she doesn’t object to the marriage at first, being shy and quiet, Therese soon falls in love with an artist and together they devise a plan to kill her husband so they can be together.

An interesting story that moves quickly along and you could almost feel the characters driven to destruction and a fate of their own making and in the end actually feel satisfied at the outcome and the mutual agreement between them.

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