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  • Against Nature (A Rebours)

    By Joris-Karl Huysmans

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140447637
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 2003
    An original fin de siecle novel, Against Nature contains only one character. Des Esseintes is a decadent, ailing aristocrat who retreats to an isolated villa where he indulges his taste for luxury and excess. Veering between nervous excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and art, exotic jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), rich perfumes and a kaleidoscope of sensual experiences.This revised edition of Robert Baldick's translation features a new introduction and a chronology, and reproduces Huysmans's original 1903 preface as well as a selection of reviews from writers including Mallarme, Zola and Wilde.
  • French Poetry: From Medieval to Modern Times (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

    By Patrick Mcguinness

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101907832
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: April 2017
  • Poetry and Radical Politics in fin de siecle France: From Anarchism to Action francaise

    By Patrick McGuinness

    Our Price: $47.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198706106
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2015
  • The Conquest of Plassans (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Emile Zola

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199664788
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2014
    'Abbe Faujas has arrived!'The arrival of Abbe Faujas in the provincial town of Plassans has profound consequences for the community, and for the family of François Mouret in particular. Faujas and his mother come to lodge with François, his wife Marthe, and their three children, and Marthe quickly falls under the influence of the priest. Ambitious and unscrupulous, Faujas gradually infiltrates into all quarters of the town, intent on political as well as religious conquest. Intrigue, slander, and insinuation tear the townsfolk apart, creating suspicion and distrust, and driving the Mourets to ever more extreme actions.The fourth novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart sequence, The Conquest of Plassans returns to the fictional Provençal town from which the family sprang in The Fortune of the Rougons. In one of the most psychological of his novels, Zola links small-town politics to the greater political and national dramas of the Second Empire.The first modern translation for more than fifty years and the first critical edition, features a fascinating introduction and helpful notes by Man Booker Prize nominated novelist and poet Patrick McGuinness.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.
  • Throw Me to the Wolves

    By Patrick McGuinness

    Our Price: $13.50 - $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781620401514
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Published: April 2019

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