Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. Reprint. Paperback. Catalog + 206pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. NEW. Item #18136
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."