La curée

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Author: Émile Zola
Published: 1872
Language: French
Wordcount: 114,534 / 384 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,417
Added to site: 2006.01.20
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Renée, dans ses satiétés, éprouva une singulière sensation de désirs inavouables, à voir ce paysage qu'elle ne reconnaissait plus, cette nature si artistement mondaine, et dont la grande nuit frissonnante faisait un bois sacré, une de ces clairières idéales au fond desquelles les anciens dieux cachaient leurs amours géantes, leurs adultères et leurs incestes divins. Et, à mesure que la calèche s'éloignait, il lui semblait que le crépuscule emportait derrière elle, dans ses voiles tremblants, la terre du rêve, l'alcôve honteuse et surhumaine où elle eût enfin assouvi son coeur malade, sa chair lassée.

Quand le lac et les petits bois, évanouis dans l'ombre, ne furent plus, au ras du ciel, qu'une barre noire, la jeune femme se retourna brusquement, et, d'une voix où il y avait des larmes de dépit, elle reprit sa phrase interrompue:

--Quoi?... autre chose, parbleu! je veux autre chose. Est-ce que je sais, moi! Si je savais.... Mais, vois-tu, j'ai assez de bals, assez de soupers, assez de fêtes comme cela. C

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