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eBook Brief Candles download

by Aldous Huxley

eBook Brief Candles download ISBN: 0140023496
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (1965)
Language: English
Pages: 206
ePub: 1897 kb
Fb2: 1508 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family.

Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron". After the Fireworks".

This collection of Huxley short stories contains After the Fireworks which is the length of a short novel and deals with the predicament of a well-known writer who finds himself approached as an oldish man, by an importunate female admirer who aspires at all costs to be his mistress. A further three stories are included, which are, Chawdron, The Rest Cure and The Claxtons. This is a must read for all Huxley fans.

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays. Huxley completed his first (unpublished) novel at the age of 17 and began writing seriously in his early 20s,.

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Brief Candles Paperback – 26 Jul 1973. by. Aldous Huxley (Author).

Brief Candles -four Stories. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Aldous Huxley d. ate. te: 2006-12-21 d. citation: 1948 d. dentifier. origpath: d/0106/279 d. copyno: 1 d.

Vulgarity in Literature and Other Essays: Digressions from a Theme 1930.

Chapter 15 of Island describes Will Faranby's experience with the mind-expanding "moksha-medicine. Here in this excerpt from his classic nonfiction work The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley explains his own fascination with psychedelics-and his first experience with the drug mescalin. IT WAS IN 1886 that the German pharmacologist, Ludwig Lewin, published the first systematic study of the cactus, to which his own name was subsequently given. Vulgarity in Literature and Other Essays: Digressions from a Theme 1930. The World of Light 1931.

Comments: (2)
Gianni_Giant
This book (first published in 1930) is a collection of four short stories, including a longer novella-like piece which makes up roughly half the book. Although the four stories revolve around quite different plot structures, there is a common thread to most of their personae. Huxley uses these characters to portray the lack of emotional and spiritual depth that he was so concerned with and something he would expand upon so brilliantly - and famously - in his later books like "Brave New World" and "Brave New World Revisited". "Brief Candles" is an excellent example of Huxley's keen and satirical observation of society's fads, fears and foibles.

Perversely, though, the flaws and faults that the characters in these four stories seem to share make them resemble each other a bit too much. This erodes some of the diversity and literary depth the reader expects from such a mix of narratives. When I read a collection of short stories by a certain writer, I invariably compare the writing to that of other masters of the genre -Somerset Maugham, for instance. Maugham's tales, while also peopled with characters with flaws common to them, somehow appear to be more multi-dimensional and entertaining. This may be because Maugham I suspect had the ability to write about a wider gamut of human flaws and frailties - after all there is plenty of them to consider, I guess - compared to Huxley who restricts himself to a rather narrower scope.
Ironrunner
Huxley is the writer of the acclaimed novel "Brave New World", where he examines the story of a sedated society stimulated to become a lucid utopia. "Brief Candles" is a collection of stories as opposed to a novel, and focuses less on society's operation as a whole and more on the restraints and attachments of social relationships. Miscellaneous lines often relate to a component of the human condition so accurately, you realize emotion is far from evolution. But polarizing between emotional obsessions leaves the writing feeling exhausting, flailing amongst infatuative romance and subsequent distance. Although tedious, the repeating repetroire of emotions is candidly familiar and emphatic. A tough read that is stagnant in plot development, but interesting for its perception into people more than society, contrary to BNW.