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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Victorian-ish era classic, maybe, patriarch is a famous artist, son is married but obsessed with a young socialite [s] 8 48 Nov 16, Filled with the intellectual, raging, pathetic, humorous musings of all its characters, it held up so many strings all at once and never dropped any of them.

So many little ideas, compared with Brave New World, which has one huge, overarching notion that there must be more to life than the simple pursuit of pleasure, or even happiness. See all 40 reviews.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Original terracotta cloth; pp. Polnt note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

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No DJ, as issued. The novel’s title is a reference to the flow of arguments in a debate, and a series of these exchanges tell the counetrpoint. Bound in cloth with gilt design.

Inthe Modern Library ranked Point Counter Point 44th on its list of the best English-language novels of the 20th vounterpoint. The only truly happy people in the book are left in their happiness and do not reappear later.


With novels that have a vast cast of characters, I started keeping a folded sheet of paper as a book mark adding all the names of the characters as they are introduced into the story so as to remember who is who, and I started writing down lines, quotes, words, not forgetting the page number!

Bank of Books Published: Thank you for your feedback. Light shelfwear, dulling to title pastdown on spine.

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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.

In an actual life, when very intelligent people get together, no one ever is allowed to monologue for an entire chapter, with only occasional three-word questions here and there to keep the good lecturer going. Decorative inside covers front and back. What’s the Name o Two Or Three Graces Surprisingly, she finds contentment in Christian piety.

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That doesn’t make it a depressing read, though—far from it. First Edition; First Printing.

Many of the big ideas are still big today. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper NOT price-clippednow mylar-sleeved.

Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light bumps to the head and toe of the spine. La literatura no es un arte multidimensional, es lineal. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley Another version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at: There is, of course, class distinction, however, most of the affluent characters were rather self indulgent bores while the lower echelon were envious, ignorant and foul mouthed.


The opposites need each other. El novelista modula reduplicando las situaciones y los personajes. It was later broadcast on PBS television in PCP is a dark and unforgiving satire, with little by way of personal or social redemption in view at the end, unlike Eyeless in Gaza.

Penguin Books; 1st edition Language: 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 remainder of the novel intersperses scenes from their lives, letters from lovers and most interesting, the writings of Philip Quarles, who with his wife spends most of the first half of the novel returning from India and who is the closest to a protagonist that we get.

His pessimistic vision found its most complete expression in the s, however, in his most famous and inventive novel, the anti-utopian fantasy Brave New Worldand his account of the anxieties of…. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy who devours every man in sight; the repulsive Spandrell deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment and all the while everyone is engaged in dazzling and witty conversation.

Text is bright and clean, binding secure, a solid collectible 20th-century book.

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