Complete Essays by Aldous Huxley
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Complete Essays
By Aldous Huxley

Complete Essays

1938-1956 v. 5

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Complete Essays by Aldous Huxley

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At their best, Huxley's essays stand among the finest examples of the genre in modern literature. From 1938 to 1956 Aldous Huxley continues to explore the role of science and technology in modern culture, and seeks a final level of foundational Truth that might provide the basis for his growing interest in religious mysticism. It is in this period that his philosophy of history took its final form. Here is the fifth volume of a projected six. "He writes with an easy assurance and a command of classical and modern cross-references."-Christopher Hitchens, Los Angeles Times. "There is much to enjoy in these volumes...they are important as a document of his times, and of a window on to a stage in the evolution of his mind."-Economist. "Aldous Huxley very early in life became one of the leading essayists of the 20th century."-Michael Potemra, National Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566634410
ISBN-10: 1566634415
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 166mm x 38mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
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)

Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, is on bad terms with his socialist father who disapproves of his hedonistic lifestyle. He escapes to Florence in order to learn about life. His education there, thanks to the contradictory influences of his scurrilous Uncle Eustace and a saintly bookseller, is both sacred and profane.

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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