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Juliet Stevenson narrates Thérèse Raquin, Émile Zola’s gritty and thought-provoking novel about sexual compulsion and its consequences on the lives of four people and a tabby cat. Published in 1867, the novel established Zola’s reputation as a writer who forensically explored the darker side of human nature. We also have The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish, read by Lucy Scott. A feminist take on the utopian genre, The Blazing World tells of a lady who is shipwrecked and seeks to ensure that the place in which she finds herself is transformed into a world free of war, sexual discrimination and religious discord.
Published in 1867,Thérèse Raquin is the novel which established Zola’s reputation as a writer who forensically explored the darker side of human nature.
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