By Aldous Huxley
A Hollywood millionaire with a fear of demise, whose own doctor occurs to be engaged on a thought of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and exciting satire on man's wish to stay indefinitely. together with his regularly occurring wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a observe of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you may perhaps count on it to be tremendous, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's fairly the grasp of, the place the main striking and fortuitous occasions are by means of contemplative little essays at the which means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that might retain brilliant you to essentially the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's based mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the creative surprises he springs at the reader are these of a grasp craftsman; Mr. Huxley is on the most sensible of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
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He asked Jeannine. "I don't know," said Jeannine. " He drew a deep breath. The fresh, silky sunshine flooded A — — mouth, his nostrils, and his eyes. That soldier what he doing there? Did he want to breathe the air of sickwas ness? The soldier passed into the mirror, stiff as a figure in a magic lantern, he looked worried; Charles raised himself on an elbow and watched him curiously; he walks, he is conscious of his legs and thighs, his feet carry his whole body. The soldier stopped and began to talk to a nurse.