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Huxley's 'pacifist novel', considered by many to be one of his finest, reissued in the striking new series style

Anthony Beavis is a man inclined to recoil from life. His past is haunted by the death of his best friend Brian and by his entanglement with the cynical and manipulative Mary Amberley. Realising that his determined detachment from the world has been motivated not by intellectual honesty but by moral cowardice, Anthony attempts to find a new way to live. EYELESS IN GAZA offers a counterpoint to the biting cynicism of Huxley's earlier satirical novels, and is considered by many to be his definitive work of fiction.

Reviews

Sardonically humorous, urbane and exquisite in style

Scotsman

The play of ideas and theories, moral, psychological and sociological, is profuse and scintillating

Times Literary Supplement

Eyeless in Gaza embodies Huxley's conclusions about life. Amusing, moving and brilliant, there is no doubting the sincerity and the beauty of this book

Listener

Brilliant intellectual fireworks

The Times

A crystal clear and a deeply moving book... Unerringly, Huxley explores the layers of memory, affection and the decline of sexual attraction, asking the unanswerable question of what you do with love after it dies.... his deepest, funniest, most marvellous of novels

Observer

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  • EBook

    9781409079545

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    528 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780099458173

    September 1, 2004

    Vintage Classics

    528 pages

    RRP $22.99

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