Against the Grain (A Rebours)
Place Published: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
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."