Publication Date: September 6, 2022
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“‘After the Fireworks’ is a major work and a turning point for Huxley, leading directly to Brave New World.”—Gary Giddins, From the Foreword“Aldous Huxley endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century.”—Maria Popova, Brain PickingsA collection of three lost classic pieces of short fiction by Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, with a foreword by National Book Critics Circle Award winner Gary Giddins—now available as a Harper Perennial Olive Edition.
In the title novella, Rome is the stunning backdrop for a renowned novelist’s dangerous love 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.These novellas reveal Aldous Huxley at the height of his powers.
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