Gallgnani’s Messenger, 23 May 1884.
Gil Blas, 10 June 1884. A review by Guy de Maupassant.
Le Chat Noir, 14 June 1884. Léon Bloy’s review of A Rebours which was later reprinted with a few of Bloy’s acerbic comments in Sur la tombe de Huysmans.
Revue Catholique, 15 July 1884.
Le Constitutionnel, 28 July 1884. Also published in Le Pays, 29 July 1884. This is the famous review by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, in which he offered the author of A Rebours the same choice he offered Baudelaire — "la bouche d’un pisolet ou les pieds de la croix".
Polybiblion Revue Bibliographique Universelle, July 1884.
Revue Biblio Iconographique. Troisième série, 1904.
The Nation, 10 January 1923. A joint review of the first English translation of A Rebours, John Howard’s Against the Grain, and a reissue of The Cathedral.
The Freeman, 10 January 1923. A review of the first English translation of A Rebours, John Howard’s Against the Grain.
The Dial, March 1923. A review of Against the Grain.
Times Literary Supplement. A review by Brendan King of Margaret Mauldon’s award-winning translation.