Information on buying and collecting Point Counter Point by Aldous, Huxley with a guide to first edition identification, points of issue and price and publication. Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley . Complete summary of Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Point Counter Point.

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It gives you the feeling you’re looking at a complicated countedpoint game, only from inside the pieces. But the novel ultimately fails to satisfy, as the book ends with a rather despicable counterpointt his way out of a contractual commitment with one woman to allow himself the freedom to pursue a sexual commitment to another.

Book weighs 1 pound. How ought we to think, and how ought we to behave? He is burdened with guilt and misgivings, but in the end, his lusts are too great to overcome and he surrenders himself in a manner that is quite disconnected from the way he lives the rest of his life. Rompen esta estructura utilizando texto fragmentado. Heavy wear to cover.

Showing of 40 reviews. Many of the characters are said to be based on actual people including the likes of D. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Thank You for Your Contribution! Aldous Huxley has dazzled me with: I particularly enjoyed the wealth of references to literature and philosophy, Huxley’s polymathic mind shows through on every page.

It feels too obvious that Huxley had written an essay and wanted to push it in there somewhere. This was not expected of the same author whose keenness of perception edited his philosophic and metaphysical outings with such unrelenting effectiveness in the laudable Brave New World and the morbid Ape and Essence.


This now seems a rather unimportant part of Point Counter Point. With its densely interwoven, tragicomic plotlines, its rich gamut of characters, its fizzing dialogue, it reads rather like a very, very, very upmarket soap opera.

Aldous Huxley’s lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. Page Leaves with fading. It was later broadcast on PBS television in Five star seller – Buy with confidence!

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This is apparent from the outset, as Huxley shows how Walter Bidlake is torn between obligations he has to his pregnant mistress and his lust for a new lover. The most interesting bit of it for me was the character of Philip Quarles, who resembles me so much he could have been based on me.

Green – fading- to- white colors, with diamond-shaped pattern, on the end pages. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley Another version of this note counterrpoint thoughts on other books are available at: Front hinge cracked, else very good.

Redish Brown cloth over boards with purple lettering on a label glued onto the spine. EngvarB from September Use dmy opint from September Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references.

By the author also of: A Fable “published The self-proclaimed great thinker who spends his time doing crossword puzzles instead of writing his masterpiece, while convincing himself he’s an unfairly neglected genius.


Andre Strong Bookseller Published: Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The specimens of the ideas-ridden. Log-in or create an account first! Huxley wants to argue with himself in public, fine, let him do it in an essay not couched in the trappings of an otherwise entertaining piece of fiction.

Open Preview See a Problem? I give this book two stars but not because I consider it mediocre. Soiling to the front cover one worn spot lower third near the groove area. First Edition; First Printing. Today, however, unless you get a copy with copious footnotes, the book is severely dated.

Lawrence, and I was interested to read online that the man-eating Lucy was based on Nancy Cunard, with whom Huxley had an affair. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Great condition for a used book! View all 4 comments. There was, as expected, some great dialog and a multitude of interesting characters, however, I cared for none of aldou nor did I care for this lengthy tale.

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When he pushes for sex, and she is clear she doesn’t want his “pouncing and clawing,” Philip leaves her with this lecture: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But it is Point Counter Point that is the far more important, and more significant work. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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