Mortal Coils

Mortal Coils

by Aldous Huxley

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Today, British author and essayist Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) who was one of the most famous English writers and philosophers in the twentieth century, is best remembered for the bleak dystopian vision he set forth in the classic novel „Brave New World”. Huxley was considered to be one of the great intellectuals of his time and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years. In the engaging short pieces collected in „Mortal Coils”, Huxley spreads his creative wings, dabbling in murder mysteries, romance, and satire. It includes the following stories: „The Gioconda Smile”, „Permutations Among the Nightingales”, „The Tillotson Banquet Green”, „Tunnels Nuns at Luncheon”. Brilliantly written, sad, acid, and ironic little stories about the human condition. The stories all concern themselves with some sort of trouble, normally of an amorous nature, and often ending with disappointment.

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ISBN-13: 9788381763424
Publication date: 04/26/2019
Sold by: Libreka GmbH
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 129
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 6 Years

About the Author

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher, a member of the Huxley family. The author of nearly fifty books, he wrote novels, such as Brave New World (1931), set in a dystopian future; nonfiction works, such as The Doors of Perception (1954), interpreting his psychedelic experience with mescaline; and wide-ranging essays. Huxley graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry. He went on to publish travel writing, film stories, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. Huxley was a humanist and pacifist. He became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, and in particular universalism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times. In 1962, a year before he died, Huxley was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. (Wikipedia)

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Mortal Coils 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of literate short stories from Huxley, who was a great writer. This collection was really enjoyable.
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Dragon prowled along the edge of the camp, his tail flicking broodingly.
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