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Aldous Huxley: A Biography. 2 volume set

Bedford, Sybille

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ISBN 10: 0002160064 / ISBN 13: 9780002160063
Edité par Collins and Chatto and Windus, London, 1973
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat VG: in very good condition Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover
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xv, 400pp; xii, 378pp. B/w photographs. With price clipped dust jackets Volume I: 1894-1939; Vol II: [published 1974] 1939-1963. N° de réf. du libraire bgh684

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Grandson of the scientific philosopher Thomas Henry Huxley, great-nephew of Matthew Arnold, Aldous Huxley was born at the very heart of England's humanist elite in its golden days - a complicated, brilliant, charming boy who, despite almost total loss of sight at 16, became a cultural hero of the decades after World War I. From the iconoclastic wit of novels such as "Crome Yellow" and "Point Counter Point" in the 1920s, his literary career changed direction with "Brave New World" in 1932. This is his biography.

Critique: Astonishing... What makes her work so singularly absorbing is the complete sympathy she somehow pairs with her characteristic detachment. -- Benjamin Schwartz Atlantic Monthly One of the great classic English biographies...unforgettably profound and forbidding to competitors as Boswellis life of Johnson. -- Philip Hensher The Spectator Bedford drew on firsthand experience while writing this 1974 biography of Huxley, with whom she was friends for 40 years. She also had access to his diaries and personal papers as well as the cooperation of family and other friends. Her novelist's style makes for a very readable account. Library Journal Her novelist's eye brings the writer to life. Huxley becomes a living, deeply attractive presence, while his great contemporaries flash through these pages in memorable and moving encounters. Mrs. Bedford's biography stands as the major work on a major figure in the literary and intellectual history of the twentieth century. -- V. S. Pritchett

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Titre : Aldous Huxley: A Biography. 2 volume set

Éditeur : Collins and Chatto and Windus, London

Date d'édition : 1973

Reliure : Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover

Etat du livre : VG: in very good condition

Edition : First Edition.

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