Against Nature: A New Translation of `A Rebours' (Penguin Classics)

3.87 avg rating
( 8,645 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140440867: Against Nature: A New Translation of `A Rebours' (Penguin Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

As Joris-Karl Huysmans predicted in 1884, Against Nature (A rebours) 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 indulges his pleasure in fine art and literature. A compendium of fin-de-siecle cultural decadence, Against Nature anticipates strains of modernism in its appreciation of Baudelaire, Moreau, Redon, Mallarme, and Poe. This new translation is supplemented by substantial annotation to enhance the understanding of a highly allusive work.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Born in Paris in 1848 and acknowledged as a principal architect of the fin-de-siècle imagination, Joris-Karl Huysmans was a career civil servant who wrote ten novels, most notably A Rebours (1884) and Là-Bas (1891). Huysmans died in 1907.

Robert Baldick (d.1972) translated widely from the French and wrote a biography of Huysmans.

Patrick McGuinness is a Fellow and Tutor in French at St Anne's College, Oxford, and editor of Symbolism, Decadence and the Fin de Siecle (Exeter UP, 2000).

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140447637: Against Nature (A Rebours) (Penguin Classics)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140447636 ISBN 13:  9780140447637
Publisher: Penguin Classics, 2004
Softcover

9781604596717: Against Nature

Wilder..., 2009
Softcover

9781460904626: Against Nature

Create..., 2011
Softcover

9781613824641: Against Nature (A Rebours)

Simon ..., 2013
Softcover

9780192823670: Against Nature (Oxford World's Classics)

Oxford..., 1998
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Huysmans, Joris-Karl
Published by Penguin Classics (1959)
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1959. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140440860

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Huysmans, Joris-Karl
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140440860 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0054567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Joris-Karl Huysmans
Published by Penguin Classics (1959)
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1959. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140440860

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Joris-Karl Huysmans
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0140440860

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Joris-Karl Huysmans
Published by Penguin Classics (2008)
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0140440860n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 211.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Joris-Karl Huysmans, Robert Baldick (Translator)
Published by Penguin Classics (1959)
ISBN 10: 0140440860 ISBN 13: 9780140440867
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1959. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0140440860

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 801.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds