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A Hollywood millionaire with an apprehension of demise, whose own health practitioner occurs to be engaged on a thought of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and pleasing satire on man's wish to reside indefinitely. along with his conventional 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 may possibly count on it to be excellent, 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 outstanding and fortuitous occasions are via contemplative little essays at the which means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that would preserve spectacular you to virtually the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's dependent 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 best of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
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