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    Description'It will be the biggest fiasco of the year - but I don't care a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I had to say.' As Joris -Karl Huysmans announced in 1884, Against Nature was fated to be a novel like no other. Resisting the models of classic nineteenth-century fiction, it focuses on the attempts of its anti-hero, the hypersensitive neurotic and aesthete, Des Esseintes, to escape Paris and the vulgarity of modern life. Holed up in his private museum of high taste, he offers Huysmans's readers a treasure trove of cultural delights which anticipates many of the strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarme and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by indispensable notes which enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Against Nature: A Rebours
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joris-Karl Huysmans, Translated by Margaret Mauldon, Edited by Nicholas White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199555116
    ISBN 10: 0199555117
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADF
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    DC22: 843.8
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    B&T Approval Code: A24244000
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADF
    DC22: 843/.8
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    LC classification: PQ2309.H4 A6213 2009
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    03 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Nicholas White is Lecturer in French at Royal Holloway College, University of London.