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The Genius and the Goddess

The Genius and the Goddess

by Aldous Huxley

Publisher Chatto & Windus


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  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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Into the household of physicist Henry Maartens enters Rivers, a scientist who stands in awe of both Maartens and his beautiful wife, Katy. But when the genius ails, and Katy, seeking temporary solace, takes the scientist to bed, Rivers is left to reflect on the uncertain grace of an earth-goddess.

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About the Author

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was born in 1894, in Godalming, Surrey.

He was an English novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence whose works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire. He remains best known for one novel, Brave New World (1932), a model for much dystopian science fiction that followed.

The author’s lifelong preoccupation with the negative and positive impacts of science and technology on 20th-century life, expressed most forcefully in Brave New World but also in one of his last essays, written for Encyclopaedia Britannica's 1963 volume of The Great Ideas Today, about the conquest of space, make him one of the representative writers and intellectuals of that century.

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    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Fine first edition, with slight push-in to top and bottom of spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light wear to spine and corners.

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