Information on buying and collecting Point Counter Point by Aldous, Huxley with a guide to first edition identification, points of issue and price and publication. Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley . Complete summary of Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Point Counter Point.
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Collecting Point Counter Point by Aldous, Huxley – First edition identification guide
The novel’s title is a reference to counnterpoint flow of arguments in a debate, and a series of these exchanges tell the story. Apr 18, Veronica rated it it was ok Recommended to Veronica by: A lover with energy, charm, talent, success and idiosyncrasies he is likeable I enjoy meeting and getting to know his two-dimensional characters. Written by Aldous Huxley -novelist, essayist, criticand his ” brilliant, witty, probing, witheringy satiric view of the empty lives, the postures, and the pretences of modern man “.
Aldous Leonard Huxley – English novelist, essayist, witty, satirical, humanist, philosopher, pacifist, environmentalist, screenwriter beset by vision problems all poin life Write a customer review.
To view it, click here. Over indulgence is undeniably his most persistent arch nemesis and it befuddles the authors best efforts in quite a lot of his creations and is well demonstrated here in PCP. Webley counterpoibt often assumed to be based on Oswald Mosley, s leader of the British Union of Fascists who was also married to one of founterpoint remarkable Mitford sisters-Diana. Two very, very small spots on the front board.
Many of the characters are based on real people, most of whom Huxley knew personally. What I get the biggest kick out is how he gets inside the petty minds aldpus many of the seemingly confident characters.
Meanwhile, his pregnant mistress moves from jealous anger to contented sadness in watching her lover give himself to a joyless, lustful affair. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
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By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. Top page edges tinted red, decorative inside covers front and back. The humiliation that embitters the working-class scientist Illidge especially in that wonderfully embarrassing scene of stumbling down the stairs during the classical performance at an aristocratic party. Original canary yellow cloth with title label in a fine professional-printed facsimile dust jacket on period paper protected by a Brodart jacket cover.
Instead of a single central plot, there are a number of interlinked storylines and recurring themes as in musical ” counterpoint “. Some autobiographical comparisons are also insinuated, supposedly as Philip Quarles, but possibly as Walter Bidlake.
The female poknt appear to be into this bruise-your-face ‘uncontrollable passion. Classic Literature English Fiction. Readers who were contemporaries of this novel probably were able to recognize the characters, while today, ninety years after, it would be almost impossible. I mentioned Henry James earlier, who could do one thing Huxley can’t: In the sense that lurid accounts of orgies never discuss fatigue, boredom or hiccoughs d You cannot properly separate the mind from counterpoknt rest of the body.
That is, when they’re not engaging in the latter. Published October 1st by Dalkey Archive Press first published I disbelieve in the adequacy of any scientific or philosophical theory, any abstract moral principle, but on scientific, philosophical, and abstract-moral grounds. It is a vicious thing. Showing of 40 reviews.
Red cloth, red topstain, paper label to spine. First edition, Limited edition, copy 35 ofsigned by Huxley. And there are characters that challenge most accepted points of view His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire, though he remains best known for one novel,….
Of the many melodramas set up in the beginning only one or two reach conclusion. Bookplate and sticker to front endpaper ; 16mo 6″ – 7″ tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. BE4WWN0 — with a bonus offer. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Aldous HuxleyEnglish novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence.
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counrerpoint Very minor shelf wear to bottom of spine and boards, else fine. Muestra varios personajes enamorados, o muriendo, o rezando, de modos diferentes: Redish Brown cloth over boards with purple lettering on a label glued onto the spine.
Es una manera de revisar su trabajo, de verlo con otros ojos, de chequear las construcciones. Astonishing points of view are expressed on almost anything From God to the music of Beethoven, from Saint Francis huxleh Tolstoy. Completely different from Brave New world.
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A truly fantastic book. Front hinge cracked, else very good. Astonishing points Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley Another version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at: It is far closer to Eyeless in Gaza than to Crome Yellow in character: