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The novel Huxley considered to be his greatest achievement; an absorbing fusion of philosophical exploration and colourful narrative

Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, is on bad terms with his socialist father who disapproves of his hedonistic lifestyle. He escapes to Florence in order to learn about life. His education there, thanks to the contradictory influences of his scurrilous Uncle Eustace and a saintly bookseller, is both sacred and profane. A haunting novel from one of the twentieth century's most powerful commentators.

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A brilliant performance

New Yorker

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  • Paperback

    9781784870348

    November 2, 2015

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

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  • EBook

    9781473521759

    September 3, 2015

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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