En route is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans.
En route is the second book by Huysmans concerning the religious development of the novelist Durtal, who in the first book (”La-bas”) experienced depravity and Satanism.
In this book he struggles desperately to find a foothold in the Catholic faith. He is aided by his aesthetic sensitivities and the support of an understanding priest. But it is not until he undertakes a retreat in a Trappist monastery that he achieves depth of spiritual transformation.
En route was first published in 1895, this edition was translated by Charles Kegan Paul. Audiobook read by Peter Tucker, running time 11 hours, 23 min. Unabridged full version. Also available as E-Book: ePUB, 118,300 words, average reading time 9 hours, 50 min.
Charles-Marie-Georges Huysmans (1848-1907) was a French novelist and art critic who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans. He is most famous for the novel À rebours (1884), published in English as Against the Grain or Against Nature.