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Against Nature

Against Nature

By Joris-Karl Huysmans

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9780140447637

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The original handbook of decadence - has enjoyed a cult readership since its publication, with fans including Oscar Wilde and Marianne Faithfull

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 aesthetic experiments, starting with the decision to give his giant pet tortoise a jewel-encrusted shell...

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Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780140447637
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Width (mm): 129
Height (mm): 198
Depth (mm): 16

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