Against Nature

Against Nature

by Joris Karl Huysmans


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Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel and narrative almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes.

Des Esseintes, is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa. Here, accompanied only by a couple of silent servants, he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems, and complex perfumes and embarks on a series of increasingly strange aesthetic experiments.

Charles-Marie-Georges was a French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl. He is most famous for the novel À rebours (Against the Grain or Against Nature). His style is remarkable for its idiosyncratic use of the French language, wide-ranging vocabulary, wealth of detailed and sensuous description, and biting, satirical wit.

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ISBN-13: 9781515433828
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 782,160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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