Against Nature

Against Nature

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by Joris Karl Huysmans
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604596716

ISBN-13: 9781604596717

Pub. Date: 01/14/2009

Publisher: Wilder Publications

"An original fin de siecle novel, Against Nature contains only one character. Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he…  See more details below

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"An original fin de siecle novel, Against Nature contains only one character. Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences." This revised edition of Robert Baldick's translation features a new introduction and a chronology, and reproduces Huysmans's original 1903 preface as well as a selection of reviews from writers including Mallarme, Zola and Wilde.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604596717
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
01/14/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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