Thérèse Raquin


ISBN: 9781854599582
Author: By Émile Zola Adapted by Nicholas Wright
Publication Date: 12/10/2006
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available


A gripping psychological thriller adapted for the stage by Émile Zola himself from his own notorious novel, in a version by Nicholas Wright.

Stifled by an oppressive mother-in-law and a sickly husband, Thérèse Raquin falls passionately for another man. Their feverish affair drives the lovers to an act of terrible desperation, which catapults them headlong into a world more claustrophobic than the one they sought to destroy.

This English version of Thérèse Raquin was first staged at the National Theatre, London, in 2006.

‘Nicholas Wright’s outstandingly well-written and acute new version… unforgettable’

‘A potent, dark group portrait of selfishness and obsession’
Independent on Sunday

Additional information


ePub, Mobi, Print