Therese Raquin Setting & Symbolism

Émile Gaboriau
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Vernon

Madame Raquin has a haberdashery shop in Vernon and lives in the same building as Michaud. She retires after twenty-five years.

Country House by the Seine

When Madame Raquin retires and sells her shop, she rents a secluded house by the Seine and enjoys a quiet country life.

Passage du Pont-Neuf

The Passage du Pont-Neuf is a dark, damp, narrow alley. The people who live there use it, and not many others, except as a shortcut. It is the kind of place decent people do not visit.

The Haberdashery Shop

Madame Raquin buys a shop in a shady part of town to allow Camille to get a job in Paris. She plans for Thérèse to run the shop, and she and Thérèse both spend much of their time sitting at the counter. The apartment where the Raquin family lives and entertains their friends...

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