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  • La-Basby Joris-Karl Huysmans

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Regarded as a study in Satanism, "La-Bas" by Huysmans presents the most detailed descriptions of the black magic and rituals. He regarded Satanism as the only logical consequence of the modernism taking roots in society. It is one man's obsession with a figure in history that practised and perpetrated vilest acts. more...

  • Against the Grainby Joris-Karl Huysmans

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Delving deep into human psychology, Huysmans explains the formation of a personality and how some childhood deprivations force Des Esseintes to abandon the world and create one of his own. Cited differently as a ghost story, horror story and mystery, the novel is also an expedition in psychology as well as emblem of 19th century decadence of literature. more...

  • The Cathedralby Joris-Karl Huysmans; Brendan King

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 14.57

    A hymn to Gothic art and the glories of Chartres Cathedral. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors... more...

  • Martheby Joris-Karl Huysmans; Brendan King

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 10.19

    One of the first French novels to deal with prostitution in Paris. First published in 1876, Marthe was an important landmark in J.-K. Huysmans's literary career: it was the 28-year old writer's first excursion into the novel form and propelled him into the growing ranks of the Naturalist movement, then beginning to take shape under Zola?s direction.... more...

  • Strandedby Joris-Karl Huysmans; Brendan King

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 14.57

    Grasping peasants and a crumbling chateau make life hell in the countryside. J.-K. Huysmans? Stranded (En Rade 1887), published just three years after the iconoclastic Against Nature, sees him again breaking new ground and pushing back the boundaries of the novel form. Stamped throughout with his characteristic black humour, Stranded is one of Huysmans?... more...

  • The Vatard Sistersby Joris-Karl Huysmans; Brendan King

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 14.57

    Story of 2 Parisian working-class sisters at the end of the 19thc " A powerful and outstanding work." Gustave Flaubert “The Vatard Sisters brought Huysmans to the notice of the public and revealed him as a man who could paint word-pictures which put earlier practitioners like Gautier and Edmond de Goncourt in the shade…The novel is a story of two... more...

  • Against Natureby Joris-Karl Huysmans; Patrick McGuinness; Patrick McGuinness

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    The hero of this curious novel is des Esseintes, 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... more...

  • Against The Grainby Joris-Karl Huysmans

    Digireads.com Publishing 2004; US$ 4.49

    Because of his extreme sensitivity to the absurd and grotesque in human affairs, the protagonist of this masterpiece of decadence has estranged himself from society and savors the most bizarre aspects of human existence in his quest for novelty. more...

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