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Description - Time Must Have a Stop by Aldous Huxley

Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures. The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most successful at "fusing idea with story," Time Must Have a Stop is part of Huxley's lifelong attempt to explore the dilemmas of twentieth-century man and to create characters who, though ill-equipped to solve the dilemmas, all go stumbling on in their painfully serious comedies (in this novel we have the dead atheist who returns in a seance to reveal what he has learned after death but is stuck with a second-rate medium who garbles his messages). Time Must Have a Stop is one of Huxley's finest achievements.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781564781802
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 141mm x 21mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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