A selection from the work of Huxley over the past thirty years, with an introduction by the editor which outlines the...

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THE WORLD OF ALDOUS HUXLEY

A selection from the work of Huxley over the past thirty years, with an introduction by the editor which outlines the evolution of his ""world"", from the early adventures in negation to the latter-day beliefs, from the sophisticated skepticism to the mystical-pacifism of today. All will not agree with Rolo that Huxley is a ""passionate serious thinker""; the seriousness has not equalled the passion; but the amazing erudition, the satiric skill, the wit, the precision of style has given Huxley's writing a very special claim to fame. This selection from his works includes Antic Hay in full, extracts from Point Counter Point, Brave New World, After Many a Summer Bres the S and Time Must Have a Stop; essays; poems; short stories; sections from his biography of Cardinal Richelieu, Grey Eminence; criticism; and his later scientific, metaphysical incursions... A very representative re-presentation of the man and his work.

Pub Date: Oct. 29, 1947

ISBN: 1153429667

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1947