Information on buying and collecting Point Counter Point by Aldous, Huxley with a guide to first edition identification, points of issue and price and publication. Aldous Huxley came to literary fame in with his first novel, Crome Yellow. With the novels Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point, Huxley . Complete summary of Aldous Huxley’s Point Counter Point. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Point Counter Point.

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Meanwhile, his pregnant mistress moves from jealous anger to contented sadness in watching her lover give himself to a joyless, lustful affair. It makes you think about yourself a little differently than you may be used to.

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When he pushes for sex, and she is clear she doesn’t want his “pouncing and clawing,” Philip leaves her with this lecture: There is, of course, class distinction, however, most of the affluent characters were rather self indulgent I am still shaking my head in disbelief that Huxley penned this drivel just four years prior to the publication of Brave New World.

With novels that have a vast cast of characters, I started keeping a folded sheet of paper as a book mark adding all the names of the characters as they are introduced into the story so as to remember who is who, and I started Point Counter Point, the title says what the book is about – the double bind that humans are in.


Soiling to the front cover one worn spot lower coubterpoint near the groove area. One statement that intrigued me was, I hope similar to what I put here: It is a disgusting, jealous kind of affection–far from the kind of contented love found in marriage.

Front hinge cracked, else very good Edition: The spine cover has a spilt to the back spine hinge, a red mark on the front cover, corner and spine end bumping. First Edition; Early Printing. Speaking of Saint Francis, there is a personage that attacks the said Francis with aplomb.

I still think that is an excellent novel. Completely different from Brave New world. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley Another version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at: Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and told the spine are moderate with top page edges tented, for edge pages are not cut.

For some reason I thought that I haven’t finished this novel. Write a customer review.

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Fine in slightly chipped at corner cream unclipped dust jacket. The Folio Society, Heavy wear to cover. The deepest corners of human nature — that’s where he goes, and that’s where I haven’t seen anyone else being able to.

Social criticism is thus an aphrodisiac which Huxley cannot quite forego and yet he is seduced into excesses such as PCP and the drab Those Barren Leaves from which he just cannot liberate himself. Bookplate on front pastedown; jacket edgeworn and rubbed, with several tiny edge tears and edge chips — though complete and overall still fairly attractive.


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I have to take a vicarious revenge on the ruffians who disturb my meetings [. Chipping to spine’s crown and heel. In his most ambitious and complex work, Huxley offers a vision of life aldouss a number of different points of view, using a large cast of characters who are compared to instruments in an orchestra, each playing his separate portion of counetrpoint larger piece.

The book is primarily concerned with the connection between belief and behavior. Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. Point Counter Pointnovel by Aldous Huxleypublished in It gives you the feeling you’re looking at a complicated chess game, only from inside counterpoinnt pieces.

Book weighs 1 pound. He was sick, licking the wounds of lepers for his benefit. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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