A Classic of French Decadence


Paris: Tresse & Stock, 1891.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition. 1 vols. 12mo. A Classic of French Decadence. Original printed wrappers, uncut. Some creasing and soiling. Green cloth slipcase.

Item #222958

Huysmans' second major work, following A rebours (1884). "For the credulous reader in 1890s Paris, swept by occult fevers (Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, Luciferism, Vintrasism, Satanism), the novel acquired authoritative, documentary status" (Oxford Companion to Literature in French).