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Là-bas by J.-K. Huysmans, a nineteenth-century French novelist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Là-bas_(novel)

A handful of English translations, including one available to read here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14323...-h/14323-h.htm

The table of contents gives the game away...

As well as being structured around the Major Arcana, we are given an insight into the fin de siècle French occultist scene, of which the author was a participant; characters Papus, de Guaita, Péladan, et al...

Note that there are only a couple of explicit references to Tarot in the novel itself, but the perceptive reader will note the parallels between the Tarot sequence and the chapter contents.
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