Now More Than Ever Aldous Huxley

ISBN: 9780292735224

Published: November 6th 2013

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Now More Than Ever  by  Aldous Huxley

Now More Than Ever by Aldous Huxley
November 6th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9780292735224 | 4.30 Mb

Over the course of his career, British writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) shifted away from elitist social satires and an atheistic outlook toward greater concern for the masses and the use of religious terms and imagery. This change in HuxleysMoreOver the course of his career, British writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) shifted away from elitist social satires and an atheistic outlook toward greater concern for the masses and the use of religious terms and imagery. This change in Huxleys thinking underlies the previously unpublished play Now More Than Ever.

Written in 1932-1933 just after Brave New World, Now More Than Ever is a response to the social, economic, and political upheavals of its time. Huxleys protagonist is an idealistic financier whose grandiose schemes for controlling the means of production drive him to swindling and finally to suicide.

His fate allows Huxley to expose the evils he perceives in free-market capitalism while pleading the case for national economic planning and the rationalization of Britains industrial base. This volume contains the full text of Now More Than Ever, which was believed to be lost until 1976, when a copy was found at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin. A thinkers play that has never been produced on stage, it is the last previously unpublished piece of Huxleys major writings and immensely important to understanding his development as a writer.

The editors of this volume have annotated the play for contemporary readers. Their introduction sets the play in the context of Huxleys intellectual life.



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