In these three short stories, Emile Zola presents characters in search of fulfillment--romantic, religious, and financial. Read together, they give us an extraordinary depiction of sexual mores. When the apparently angelic Therese commits murder, she offers sexual favors to a petty clerk if he will dispose of the body; the pregnant Flavie manipulates a neighbor's interest in her dowry to arrange a shotgun wedding; and churchgoing women find their hunger for Christianity unsatisfied by a vapid priest. These are beautiful and ...

For a Night of Love 2002, Hesperus Press

ISBN-13: 9781843910107

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