The Damned (La Bas)

The Damned (La Bas)


Translator: Teresa Hale

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447675
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

J.-K. Huysmans‘s gaudy, shocking, and largely autobiographical novel, The Damned (L&agrave-Bas) was quickly condemned and just as quickly achieved cult status. It follows Durtal, a shy, censorious man, who is writing a biography of Gilles de Rais, the fifteenth-century nobleman, child-murderer, and supposed model for “Bluebeard.” Bored and disgusted by the vulgarity of everyday life, Durtal seeks spiritual solace by immersing himself in another age. But when he meets the exquisitely evil Madame Chantelouve, he is drawn inextricably into the twilight world of black magic and erotic devilry in fin-de-si&egravecle Paris.
The Damned (La Bas)

The Damned (La Bas)

Joris-Karl Huysmans, Translator: Teresa Hale

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