After the Fireworks: Three Novellas
ISBN: 0062423924
EAN13: 9780062423924
Language: English
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
After the Fireworks is a major work and a turning point for Huxley, leading directly to Brave New World . --Gary Giddins In After the Fireworks , three lost classic pieces of short fiction by Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , are collected for the first time, with an original foreword by National Book Critics Circle Award winner Gary Giddins. In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop for a renowned novelist's dangerous affair. Uncle Spencer is the exquisite ( New Statesman ) tale of an aging World War I veteran's quest for the lost love he met in a prison during the war, and Two or Three Graces, probably the thing nearest perfection of all that Huxley] has done ( New Statesman ), recounts a destructive writer's abusive relationship with an impressionable housewife. Now brought back in print for the first time in seventy-five years, the novellas newly collected in After the Fireworks reveal Aldous Huxley at the height of his powers.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover In After the Fireworks , three lost classic pieces of short fiction by Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , are collected for the first time, with an original foreword by National Book Critics Circle Award winner Gary Giddins. In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop for a renowned novelist's dangerous affair. Uncle Spencer is the exquisite ( New Statesman ) tale of an aging World War I veteran's quest for the lost love he met in a prison during the war, and Two or Three Graces, probably the thing nearest perfection of all that [Huxley] has done ( New Statesman ), recounts a destructive writer's abusive relationship with an impressionable housewife. Now brought back in print for the first time in seventy-five years, the novellas newly collected in After the Fireworks reveal Aldous Huxley at the height of his powers.
From the front Cover In After the Fireworks , three lost classic pieces of short fiction by Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , are collected for the first time, with an original foreword by National Book Critics Circle Award winner Gary Giddins. In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop for a renowned novelist's dangerous affair. Uncle Spencer is the exquisite ( New Statesman ) tale of an aging World War I veteran's quest for the lost love he met in a prison during the war, and Two or Three Graces, probably the thing nearest perfection of all that [Huxley] has done ( New Statesman ), recounts a destructive writer's abusive relationship with an impressionable housewife. Now brought back in print for the first time in seventy-five years, the novellas newly collected in After the Fireworks reveal Aldous Huxley at the height of his powers. --The Spectator (UK, on After the Fireworks )