The Folio Society, London, 1980. The book is in excellent condition, with no marks or damage to the slipcase or the boards. The book includes nine colour plates by Michael Foreman an an introduction by David Holloway. The book was awarded the 1939 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
The novel tells the story of a Hollywood millionaire who fears his impending death and written soon after Huxley left England and settled in California. It is Huxley's examination of American culture, particularly what he saw as its narcissism, superficiality, and obsession with youth. It is a powerful cautionary tale which employs all his customary wit and merciless insight. This satire also raises philosophical and social issues, some of which would later take the forefront in Huxley's final novel Island.
The novel's title is taken from Tennyson's poem Tithonus, about a figure in Greek mythology to whom Aurora gave eternal life but not eternal youth.
After Many A Summer by Aldous Huxley
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