Time Must Have a Stop

Time Must Have a Stop

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by Aldous Huxley
     
 

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Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures. The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most

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Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures. The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most successful at "fusing idea with story, " Time Must Have A Stop is part of Huxley's lifelong attempt to explore the dilemmas of twentieth-century man and to create characters who, though ill-equipped to solve the dilemmas, all go stumbling on in their painfully serious comedies (in this novel we have the dead atheist who returns in a seance to reveal what he has learned after death but is stuck with a second-rate medium who garbles his messages).

Editorial Reviews

Thomas Mann
“The book is exciting because it is talented . . . an engagingly advanced accomplishment.”
Edmund Wilson - The New Yorker
“A brilliant performance.”
Times Literary Supplement
“Time Must Have a Stop exhibits Mr. Huxley's learning, his gift for limericks, an acute sense of the craft of poetry and a genuine power of modern poetic phrase, a flow of ribald expression and more than a feast of dark and desperate conclusions about sex.”
The New Yorker
A brilliant performance.
—Edmund Wilson
New Statesman and Nation
This is Mr. Huxley's best novel for a very long time. . . . admirably constructed . . . bright and sun-pierced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564781802
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
British Literature Series
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
333,081
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Thomas Mann
"The book is exciting because it is talented . . . an engagingly advanced accomplishment."

Meet the Author

ALDOUS HUXLEY (18941963) was an English writer who spent the latter part of his life in the United States. Though best known for Brave New World, he also wrote countless works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays. A humanist, pacifist and satirist, he wrote novels and other works that functioned as critiques of social norms and ideals. Aldous Huxley is often considered a leader of modern thought and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th century.

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