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By Aldous Huxley, David Lodge, David Bradshaw


When suggestion leads Theodore Gumbril to layout one of those pneumatic trouser to ease the ache of sedentary lifestyles, he makes a decision the time has come to renounce educating and search his fortune within the city. He quickly unearths himself stuck up within the hedonistic international of his associates Mercaptan, Lypiatt and the completely civilised Myra Viveash, and his burning objectives start to lose their urgency...

Wickedly humorous and deliciously barbed, the radical epitomises the glittering neuroticism of the Twenties.

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Often, to Dawes, it seemed his father had moments when he suddenly should have flashed forth a head of gold, leering teeth like operas when he smiled. He never did, and Dawes was always slightly disappointed. ” he finally said. “They used to say ‘Simpson the winsome’ to me. ” Leone said. ” She was looking out of the window again, somehow slightly behind the motion of the road. “Dawes is a nice name for a boy,” she said. ” Dawes and Simpson exploded with laughter. ” “But that’s so common. ” “Yes, well, as long as we’re just sitting around in limbo anyway, Leone, my uncle’s name was Homer Williams.

Christ. How did Tom ever hang onto his simple sanity out there in the middle of the devil’s flat grass? New Leeds, Nebraska. Christ. Knowing what he knew. Coming from what he came from . . you could see it with mother, being from Liverpool. She was coming up. Funny-as-hell world. Not Tom. He had lost everything. Hell, Tom was halfway to being the king’s own aristocrat before they kicked him out. Sent him packing. Before they drummed him out of his own country. My father said they called him in one day, his own people, the parlor full of maids and things, and they gave him a steamship ticket and fifteen pounds, and they kicked him out.

Gin began moving about, lighting more lamps in the house, returning to bed. Dawes got out of the Chevy and stood on the edges of Arthur’s fields. Arthur began coming down his hill. His strides were strong, even. Dawes watched him. His nose was sharp; his eyes were deeply set, narrowed by years spent squinting into the sun. He was hawkish, physical, immediate. ” Arthur called to Dawes. ” Dawes said nothing, not even turning. He felt suddenly flooded with shame and guilt. His blood felt hot and weak at once.

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