Twenty-one distinguished stories, confirming Huxley's stature as one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time. A very good book. (V. S. Pritchett)
These stories ... reveal in snatches the real nature of his genius, which is essentially discursive, argumentative, analytical, and omnivorous.... [He is] always stimulating because of the sharp inquiring intellect at work, moving with equal liveliness to pinpoint an absurdity of character, as in `Chawdron,' or to feast on the pleasure of Italian life and painting. (Manchester Guardian
A great pleasure to read. (Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
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, Ape and Essence, and other novels. He also wrote biography, essays, and criticism.