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Point Counter Point Aldous Huxley

Point Counter Point By Aldous Huxley

Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley


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Summary

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. As they all engage in dazzling and witty conversation, the din of the age - its ideas and idiocies - grows deafening.

Point Counter Point Summary

Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy; Maurice deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment, while the withdrawn writer, Philip, finds himself drawn to the dangerous political charm of Everard. As they all engage in dazzling and witty conversation, the din of the age - its ideas and idiocies - grows deafening.

Point Counter Point Reviews

Huxley's style is at once dry and rich, intellectual and sensuous, scholarly and romantic. Point Counter Point is extremely funny with passages of rich and gorgeous farce * Observer *
As a piece of satire, often brilliant, sometimes wise, Point Counter Point is a monstrous exposure of a society which confuses pleasure with happiness, sensation with sensibility, mood with opinion, opinion with conviction and self with God * Guardian *

About Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in 1921 with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley quickly established a reputation for bright, brilliant satires that ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. In later life, exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs dominated Huxley's writing, including his first-person account of experiencing mescaline in The Doors of Perception. Aldous Huxley died in 1963.

Additional information

GOR002017665
9780099458197
0099458195
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-07-01
592
N/A
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