En route is a novel by 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 translated by Charles Kegan Paul. E-Book: ePUB, 118,300 words, average reading time 9 hours, 50 min. Unabridged full version. Also available as audiobook read by Peter Tucker, running time 11 hours, 23 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