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Against the Grain - Joris-Karl Huysmans

Against the Grain

By: Joris-Karl Huysmans, John Howard (Translator)


Published: 1st July 2006
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"There was only one living scion of this family which had once been so numerous that it had occupied all the territories of the Ile-de-France and La Brie. The Duc Jean was a slender, nervous young man of thirty, with hollow cheeks, cold, steel-blue eyes, a straight, thin nose and delicate hands." Thus we are introduced to the character of Des Esseintes in a novel that has been banned and censored for years, but still lives on as being one of the finest examples of the "decadent" literature written by "fin-de-siecle" (late nineteenth century) writers. Oscar Wilde, himself, called the novel "the Breviary of Decadence."

ISBN: 9781598181333
ISBN-10: 1598181335
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.48