Against the Grain (A Rebours)

Huysmans, J. K.; Havelock Ellis (Introduction)

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Place Published: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
Edition: Reprint
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
ISBN: 9780486221908
Book Id: 18136


Catalog + 206pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Illustrated wraps.


The character, Duc Jean des Esseintes, is a mouthpiece for Huysmans himself. From the back cover- "These are the diversions of Duc Jean des Esseintes, wealthy last survivor of a once-powerful family that has succumbed to inbreeding and degeneracy, and hero of this classic novel of French fin de siecle decadence."