Complete Essays by Aldous Huxley
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Complete Essays
By Aldous Huxley

Complete Essays

Aldous Huxley, 1920-1925 Volume 1

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Complete Essays by Aldous Huxley

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These first two volumes of a projected five, in preparation for several years, begin a major publishing venture, collecting the complete essays of one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. The first two volumes span the most productive period of Huxley's career. Volume I begins with his essays for Gilbert Murray's Athenaeum and his music essays for the New Westminster Gazette. Volume II continues through the 1920s and includes his controversial essays on India and the empire in "Jesting Pilate." The essays of both volumes range from nuanced assessments of art and architecture to political analyses, history, science, religion, and art, and a newly discovered series on music. Wide-ranging, allusive, and witty, they are informed by the probing skepticism of a highly educated and ironically incisive member of the English upper middle class. Huxley's fascination with the codes and conventions of European culture, his growing apprehensions about the menacing collapse of the European political order, and his awareness of the impact of science and technology on the post-Versailles world of England, France, Germany, and the United States form the basis for his critique. His subjects overlap with the satirical novels he wrote during the period between the wars, culminating in Point Counter Point and Brave New World. At their best, these essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566633222
ISBN-10: 1566633222
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 166mm x 39mm)
Pages: 510
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Time Must Have a Stop by Aldous Huxley Time Must Have a Stop, Paperback (September 2015)

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Genius and the Goddess by Aldous Huxley Genius and the Goddess, Paperback (September 2015)

It is Christmas Eve, and John Rivers is thinking about the past; about his sheltered upbringing; about an extraordinary time spent as a lab assistant to the great physicist Henry Maartens; about Maartens' beautiful wife, Katy, and about a love affair which shook Rivers to the core and caused him to question everything he once revered.

After Many a Summer by Aldous Huxley After Many a Summer, Paperback (September 2015)

Jo Stoyle is afraid of death. But Stoyle is also a millionaire, and so he pours his riches into scientific research, desperate to find the secret of immortality. This ruthless quest will enmesh everyone around him in a web of greed, seduction, murder and debasement.

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Author Biography - Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. Robert S. Baker is professor of literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Dark Historic Page and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. James Sexton teaches English at Camosun College in British Columbia.

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