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In Secret

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In Secret

Emile Zola's story of adultery, murder and madness --- soon to be a major motion picture starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange
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 them forever. THERESE RAQUIN caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its 27-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.

In Secret
by Émile Zola

  • Publication Date: February 12, 2014
  • Genres: Classics, Fiction
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN-10: 0143123556
  • ISBN-13: 9780143123552