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"The ultimate horror vision -- but one not without humor" Los Angeles Times "Ape and Essence leaves us in mingled respect of the author's intelligence and disgust for the world he had created" Independent "Clever, brutal, thoughtful, original...a nauseating vision of a still-possible future" -- Anthony Burgess "Powerfully moving" Times Literary Supplement "Painfully and majestically vivid; it is a great piece of work" Guardian --This text refers to the Digital edition.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), one of the most important English novelists of the twentieth century, is best known for Brave New World, Point Counter Point, Crome Yellow, and other novels, as well as his Collected Short Stories, also published by Ivan R. Dee.
A quick read, and much to think about as well. Apes rule the world (see nuclear energy disasters, nuclear bomb detonations, World War II, politicians lying etc)Published 7 days ago by Bartok Kinski
Huxley is a modern day prophet. His insights about nationalism and progress speak volumes to our current society. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ken
It's so old that each page literally falls off when I turn it. It is very upsetting because each page is amazing and then wabam, I'm disappointed that it is torn. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sofia Ramos-Hidalgo
Written in 1948, this less-known Huxley novel could easily have been written this year. A very enjoyable read.Published 12 months ago by John Hatley
A good read, but at times felt uninspired. Similar to Brave New World, so if you enjoyed Huxley's other offering, this may quench your thirst for defying an assimilated and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Josh Weston
Apes are holding Einsteins by the ropes in both fighting sides. The same apes are trying to create a new society after the nuclear war. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Aistis Zidanavicius
Huxley's denunciation of mankind! Well-written and well-conceived.
In this novel humankind's most precious institutions are torn asunder and revealed as the perversions of... Read more
Ape and Essence is a product of the early Cold War period's nuclear annihilation paranoia coupled with author Aldous Huxley's personal demons. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Buzalka