By Aldous Huxley
A Hollywood millionaire with a fear of loss of life, whose own health care provider occurs to be engaged on a concept of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and enjoyable satire on man's wish to dwell indefinitely. together with his regular wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a word of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you could count on it to be extraordinary, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's rather the grasp of, the place the main striking and fortuitous occasions are by way of contemplative little essays at the which means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that may hold striking you to virtually the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's stylish mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the inventive 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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