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Many people state Brave New World to be practically the only Huxley worth reading. Those people have not read After Many Summer Dies the Swan. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E.V.
I have just finished re-reading this novel. It was published in 1939 but I first read it at school in about 1964. We had an English master who was very keen on Huxley. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Cooper
I can see how this interested Orsen Welles. It is in a loose sense the model for "Citizen Kane". A fun read with some profound ideas.Published 8 months ago by david
A very interesting novel, based in late 1930s Los Angeles at a San Simeon-like castle, with leading characters remarkably similar to WR Hearst and Marion Davies. Read morePublished 13 months ago by g.c. guy
Very interesting philosophies within the story. Unfortunately there were a great number of references to things I've never heard of but this didn't affect understanding the story. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andrew Bice
After Many a Summer, Aldous Huxley's first novel since his emigration to the American West Coast from England in 1937, opens by detailing English visitor Jeremy Pordage's limo ride... Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Buzalka
In the year of the new Great Gatsby film, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan is an excellent read that parallels Gatsby in its take on the pursuit and supposed enjoyment of extreme... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ralph Lawrence
I've read a decent amount of Aldous Huxley, from Antic Hay and Chrome Yellow to the oft-assigned Brave New World. This book is representative of Huxley at his best. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carlos Greyeyes
Great premise re search for Immortality -compromised by too much windy philosophizing.
Huxley trying to sanitize his fun/trashy premise with capital S Significance.