Against Nature (A Rebours) (Penguin Classics)

Against Nature (A Rebours) (Penguin Classics)

Robert Baldick

The notorious proposal for the unconventional which slowly corrupts Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray

is translated through Robert Baldick with an advent via Patrick McGuinness in Penguin Classics. A wildly unique fin-de-siècle novel, opposed to Nature includes just one personality. Des Esseintes is a decadent, sick aristocrat who retreats to an remoted villa the place her indulges his style for luxurious and extra. Veering among worried excitability and debilitating ennui, he gluts his aesthetic appetites with classical literature and paintings, unique jewels (with which he fatally encrusts the shell of his tortoise), wealthy perfumes and a kaleidoscope of sensual reviews. Against Nature, within the phrases of the writer, exploded 'like a meteorite' and has loved a cult following to this day.

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