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Against Nature

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ISBN-10: 0140447636

ISBN-13: 9780140447637

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Baldick, Patrick McGuiness, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Joris-Karl Huysmans

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Des Esseintes is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa, where he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems and complex perfumes. The original handbook of decadence, this novel enjoys a cult following.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Joris-Karl Huysmans (18481907) is recognized as one of the most challenging and innovative figures in European literature and acknowledged as principal architect of the fin-de-si�cle imagination. He was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably A Reboursand La`-Bas.Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics, including volumes by Diderot, Flaubert, and Verne, and wrote a biography of Huysmans. He died in 1972.Patrick McGuinness is a fellow and tutor in French at St. Annes College, Oxford.

Further Reading
Note on this Translation
Against Nature
Preface, Written Twenty Years After the Novel
Reviews of and Responses to Against Nature