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by Aldous Huxley

Free eBook Brief Candles (Flamingo Modern Classics) download ISBN: 0006547354
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Flamingo; New Ed edition (February 7, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
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Brief Candles" is an excellent example of Huxley's keen and satirical observation of society's fads, fears and . Huxley is the writer of the acclaimed novel "Brave New World", where he examines the story of a sedated society stimulated to become a lucid utopia

Brief Candles" is an excellent example of Huxley's keen and satirical observation of society's fads, fears and foibles. Huxley is the writer of the acclaimed novel "Brave New World", where he examines the story of a sedated society stimulated to become a lucid utopia. Brief Candles" is a collection of stories as opposed to a novel, and focuses less on society's operation as a whole and more on the restraints and attachments of social relationships.

Huxley's essays on art, literature, philosophy and everyday life reflect his love of the provocative.

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Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron". After the Fireworks".

Through his novels and Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family

Through his novels and Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.

Series: Flamingo Modern Classics. Paperback: 304 pages. Publisher: Harpercollins (March 1, 1994). Grey Eminence is a non-fiction book by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1941. Huxley is mostly known for his dystopian novel Brave New World. Spiritual seekers may also be familiar with his non-fiction works The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception.

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A collection of four stories - "After the Fireworks", "The Rest Cure", "Chawdron" and "The Claxtons" - in which Huxley gleefully and irreverently exposes the hypocrisy of modern life.

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This collection of Huxley short stories contains After the Fireworks which is the length of a short novel and deals with the predicament of a well-known writer who finds himself approached as an oldish man, by an importunate female admirer who aspires at all costs to be his mistress. A further three stories are included, which are, Chawdron, The Rest Cure and The Claxtons. This is a must read for all Huxley fans.

Brief Candles is also the title of a fantasy novel by Manning Coles 1st edition cover (Chatto & Windus) Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron" "The Rest Cure" "The Claxtons" "After the Fireworks" It takes its title from a line in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, from Macbeth's famous soliloquy: "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
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This book (first published in 1930) is a collection of four short stories, including a longer novella-like piece which makes up roughly half the book. Although the four stories revolve around quite different plot structures, there is a common thread to most of their personae. Huxley uses these characters to portray the lack of emotional and spiritual depth that he was so concerned with and something he would expand upon so brilliantly - and famously - in his later books like "Brave New World" and "Brave New World Revisited". "Brief Candles" is an excellent example of Huxley's keen and satirical observation of society's fads, fears and foibles.

Perversely, though, the flaws and faults that the characters in these four stories seem to share make them resemble each other a bit too much. This erodes some of the diversity and literary depth the reader expects from such a mix of narratives. When I read a collection of short stories by a certain writer, I invariably compare the writing to that of other masters of the genre -Somerset Maugham, for instance. Maugham's tales, while also peopled with characters with flaws common to them, somehow appear to be more multi-dimensional and entertaining. This may be because Maugham I suspect had the ability to write about a wider gamut of human flaws and frailties - after all there is plenty of them to consider, I guess - compared to Huxley who restricts himself to a rather narrower scope.
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Huxley is the writer of the acclaimed novel "Brave New World", where he examines the story of a sedated society stimulated to become a lucid utopia. "Brief Candles" is a collection of stories as opposed to a novel, and focuses less on society's operation as a whole and more on the restraints and attachments of social relationships. Miscellaneous lines often relate to a component of the human condition so accurately, you realize emotion is far from evolution. But polarizing between emotional obsessions leaves the writing feeling exhausting, flailing amongst infatuative romance and subsequent distance. Although tedious, the repeating repetroire of emotions is candidly familiar and emphatic. A tough read that is stagnant in plot development, but interesting for its perception into people more than society, contrary to BNW.