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eBook Point Counter Point ePub

by Aldous Huxley

  • ISBN: 0701108134
  • Category: Classics
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; First Printing - First Thus edition (1947)
  • Pages: 612
  • ePub book: 1132 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1654 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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First published in 1928). No, but it's equally pure from the chemist's point of view.

First published in 1928). Oh, wearisome condition of humanity! Born under one law, to another bound, Vainly begot and yet forbidden vanity: Created sick, commanded to be sound. How does that sonnet of Shakespeare's go? 'My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red: If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white

The theme of Point Counterpoint concerns the mind/body dichotomy, which I think is really interesting.

The theme of Point Counterpoint concerns the mind/body dichotomy, which I think is really interesting.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Huxley Aldous d. ate. te: 2005-12-08 d. citation: 1928 d. dentifier. origpath: 57 d. copyno: 1 d.

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Download books for free. Aldous Huxley's lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. Along with Brave New World (written a few years later), Point Counter Point is Huxley's most concentrated attack on the scientific attitude and its effect on modern culture.

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Point Counter Point is a novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1928. It is Huxley's longest novel, and was notably more complex and serious than his earlier fiction

Point Counter Point is a novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1928. It is Huxley's longest novel, and was notably more complex and serious than his earlier fiction. The novel's title is a reference to the flow of arguments in a debate, and a series of these exchanges tell the story

Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey This was swiftly followed by 'Antic Hay' (1923), 'Those Barren Leaves' (1925) and 'Point Counter Point' (1928).

Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, 'Crome Yellow' (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by 'Antic Hay' (1923), 'Those Barren Leaves' (1925) and 'Point Counter Point' (1928) - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society.

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Quarles’s attendance at the British Museum for at least two full days in every seven. that she had made a mistake. The good time which she had looked forward to enjoying under Mr. Quarles’s protection was no better than the good time she might have enjoyed with ‘boys’ hardly richer than herself. Mr. Quarles, it seemed, was not prepared to pay for the luxury of feeling superior. He wanted to be a great man, but for very little money.

Aldous Huxley's lifelong concern with the dichotomy between passion and reason finds its fullest expression both thematically and formally in his masterpiece Point Counter Point. By presenting a vision of life in which diverse aspects of experience are observed simultaneously, Huxley characterizes the symptoms of the disease of modern man in the manner of a composer - themes and characters repeated, altered slightly, and played off one another in a tone that is at once critical and sympathetic.

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Ricep Ricep
Very nice copy, with a cover! Thanks.
Diab Diab
In Huxley's books, its not just the plot that captivates. Huxley's insights on society and people are so on target and so truthful, it's amazing. His ability to translate truth into words is incredible. Point Counterpoint is no exception:

"Work's no more respectable than alcohol, and it serves exactly the same purpose: it just distracts the mind, makes a man forget himself. Work's simply a drug, that's all. It's humiliating that men shouldn't be able to live without drugs, soberly; it's humiliating that they shouldn't have the courage to see the world and themselves as they really are."

"But there is in debauchery something so intrinsically dull, something so absolutely and hopelessly dismal, that it is only the rarest beings, gifted with much less than the usual amount of intelligence and much more than the usual intensity of appetite, who can go on actively enjoying a regular course of vice or continue actively to believe in its wickedness."

"But the very possession of a body is a cynical comment on the soul and all its ways. It is a piece of cynicism, however, which the soul must accept, whether it likes it or no."

If these statements strike you as surprisingly truthful, then Huxley is for you.

The theme of Point Counterpoint concerns the mind/body dichotomy, which I think is really interesting. It makes you think about yourself a little differently than you may be used to.
Mullador Mullador
It's the second time that I am reading this book. I bought it after reading Ken Follet 2 books from his trilogy. They made me remember of this book. It's a wonderful book, better written than those of Follet. The way people think and act in the society is very accurate, you see human being from the inside, how we feel, think. I am sure we know a lot of the characters of this novel in the poeple we mingle with.
MrDog MrDog
We love all of Aldous Huxley's books, how can they miss the target? Like Robin Hood, they split the first arrow dead center!
Cointrius Cointrius
compelling Huxley
Marr Marr
Very nteresting novel by a highly knowledgeable intelectual. "Modern readers" will find it outdated and probably will drop it, but still it's achallenge
Sat Sat
Good author and style almost classic not only fairly radical
First-rate satire with expansive intellectual horizons--beautifully written, a delight to read.