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A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity — these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror.

Review:

"[F]antastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous....It is the kind of novel that [Huxley] is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good." The New York Times

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"A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence." The New Yorker

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"Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form." London Times Literary Supplement

Synopsis:

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity — these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely.

Synopsis:

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good. New York Times. A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence. The New Yorker. Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form. London Times Literary Supplement.

Synopsis:

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity--these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence. --The New Yorker

About the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894?1963), one of the most important English novelists of the twentieth century, is best known for A Brave New World and other novels and short stories, including Ape and Essence and Collected Short Stories, both published by Ivan R. Dee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566630184
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Immortalism
Subject:
Millionaires
Subject:
Immortalism -- Fiction.
Subject:
Hollywood
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
370
Dimensions:
8.54x5.55x.88 in. 1.03 lbs.

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Product details 370 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566630184 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[F]antastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous....It is the kind of novel that [Huxley] is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good."
"Review" by , "A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence."
"Review" by , "Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form."
"Synopsis" by , A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity — these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely.
"Synopsis" by , A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good. New York Times. A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence. The New Yorker. Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form. London Times Literary Supplement.
"Synopsis" by , A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity--these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence. --The New Yorker
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