After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

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Harper & Row, 1965 - Agriculture and state - 246 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Myra Beatrice - Goodreads

This book took me a while to get in to, as it is slow to establish itself and its purpose. It is not your typical story, as its characters and storyline function to make a basis for the reader to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shamim E. Haque - Goodreads

An interesting and enjoyable novel to read, no doubt! There is a story within the story. 'After Many a Summer Dies the Swan' unfurls another story in the guise of the holograph of the Fifth Earl: an ... Read full review


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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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