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Product Description: Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the best loved and most recognizable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973),The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), An Awfully Big Adventure (1990), Every Man For Himself (1996) and Master Georgie (1998) confirmed her status as one of the major literary figures of the last fifty years...read more

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9781472908537 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, November 8, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the best loved and most recognizable English novelists of her generation.

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Product Description: "The Vatard Sisters brought Huysmans to the notice of the public and revealed him as a man who could paint word-pictures which put earlier practitioners like Gautier and Edmond de Goncourt in the shade…The novel is a story of two working-class sisters, but the main protagonist is Paris, suburban Paris, the Paris of railway stations, cheap restaurants and café-concerts…and the passages that describe the music-halls and crowds of the Avenue de Maine and the Boulevard Saint Michel, or the railway yard seen from the back window of the sisters' bedroom, have a visual immediacy…a kind of energy, a force of personality, which are utterly unusual in Huysmans' work…"
Anita Brookner in The Genius of the Futur...read more
By Brendan King (trans)

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9781907650536 | Dedalus Ltd, March 31, 2013, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: "The Vatard Sisters brought Huysmans to the notice of the public and revealed him as a man who could paint word-pictures which put earlier practitioners like Gautier and Edmond de Goncourt in the shade…The novel is a story of two working-class sisters, but the main protagonist is Paris, suburban Paris, the Paris of railway stations, cheap restaurants and café-concerts…and the passages that describe the music-halls and crowds of the Avenue de Maine and the Boulevard Saint Michel, or the railway yard seen from the back window of the sisters' bedroom, have a visual immediacy…a kind of energy, a force of personality, which are utterly unusual in Huysmans' work…"
Anita Brookner in The Genius of the Future

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Product Description: J.-K. Huysmans' Stranded (En Rade 1887), published just three years after the iconoclastic Against Nature, sees him again breaking new ground and pushing back the boundaries of the novel form. Stamped throughout with his characteristic black humour, Stranded is one of Huysmans' most innovative, most imaginative works...read more

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9781903517840 | Dedalus Ltd, September 9, 2010, cover price $15.99 | also contains Stranded: En Rade | About this edition: J.

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Product Description: J.-K. Huysmans' Stranded (En Rade 1887), published just three years after the iconoclastic Against Nature, sees him again breaking new ground and pushing back the boundaries of the novel form. Stamped throughout with his characteristic black humour, Stranded is one of Huysmans' most innovative, most imaginative works...read more
By Brendan King (trans)

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9781903517840 | Dedalus Ltd, September 9, 2010, cover price $15.99 | also contains Stranded: En Rade | About this edition: J.

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Product Description: Des Esseintes is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa, where he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems and complex perfumes. The original handbook of decadence, this novel enjoys a cult following...read more

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9781903517659 | Dedalus Ltd, October 30, 2008, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Des Esseintes is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa, where he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems and complex perfumes.

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Product Description: One of the first French novels to tackle the subject of prostitution, this story centres on would-be actress Marthe who lives in one of the lowest dives in Paris and her ultimately doomed relationship with Leo, a romantic searching for something to take place of lost illusions."

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9781903517475 | Italian edition edition (Dedalus Ltd, March 15, 2007), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: One of the first French novels to tackle the subject of prostitution, this story centres on would-be actress Marthe who lives in one of the lowest dives in Paris and her ultimately doomed relationship with Leo, a romantic searching for something to take place of lost illusions.

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Product Description: Robert Baldick's Life of J.-K. Huysmans has become not just a standard reference work, to be consulted as regularly as the writing of the author whose life it chronicles, but a work of literature in its own right. First published fifty years ago, Baldick's classic biography presents a compelling narrative of Huysmans' life and work in all its various phases - from the Naturalism of the 1870s to the Decadence of the 1880s, and from the occult vogue of the 1890s to the Catholic Revival of the turn of the century - and it is written with such impeccable scholarship that it is still relied on today as regards matters of fact and detail...read more
By Robert Baldick and Brendan King (foreword by)

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9781903517437 | Dedalus Ltd, July 7, 2006, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Robert Baldick's Life of J.

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Product Description: This new translation by Brendan King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist vigour of the original. A fine introduction shows where Huysman's mystical quest ended, and the notes prove vital.

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9781873982747 | Dedalus Ltd, November 1, 2001, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: This new translation by Brendan King vividly recalls the allusive, proto-expressionist vigour of the original.

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