Antic Hay

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018 M05 5 - 254 páginas
When inspiration leads Theodore Gumbril to design a type of pneumatic trouser to ease the discomfort of sedentary life, he decides the time has come to give up teaching and seek his fortune in the metropolis. He soon finds himself caught up in the hedonistic world of his friends Mercaptan, Lypiatt and the thoroughly civilised Myra Viveash, and his burning ambitions begin to lose their urgency... Wickedly funny and deliciously barbed, the novel epitomises the glittering neuroticism of the Twenties.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - jeffome - LibraryThing

St. Bart's 2016 #3 - Somewhat interesting 'novel of ideas' that could not break 3 stars for me.....full of pretentious ridiculous characters that I struggled to care about, all pontificating on art ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - aliciamay - LibraryThing

This is one of Huxley’s lesser known works and now I can see why. For a 250 page book it dragged along despite a promising start about a teacher quitting his job to design pneumatic pants. A lot of ... Leer comentario completo

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Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H. Huxley. Following an eye illness at age 16 that resulted in near-blindness, Huxley abandoned hope of a career in medicine and turned instead to literature, attending Oxford University and graduating with honors. While at Oxford, he published two volumes of poetry. Crome Yellow, his first novel, was published in 1927 followed by Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves, and Point Counter Point. His most famous novel, Brave New World, published in 1932, is a science fiction classic about a futuristic society controlled by technology. In all, Huxley produced 47 works during his long career, In 1947, Huxley moved with his family to southern California. During the 1950s, he experimented with mescaline and LSD. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision. In 1959, Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died on November 22, 1963.

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