Ape and Essence

Ape and Essence

Paperback - 1992
Average Rating:
1
1
Rate this:
When Aldous Huxley's Brave New World first appeared in 1932, it presented in terms of purest fantasy a society bent on self-destruction. Few of its outraged critics anticipated the onset of another world war with its Holocaust and atomic ruin. In 1948, seeing that the probable shape of his anti-utopia had been altered inevitably by the facts of history, Huxley wrote Ape and Essence. In this savage novel, using the form of a film scenario, he transports us to the year 2108. The setting is Los Angeles where a "rediscovery expedition" from New Zealand is trying to make sense of what is left. From chief botanist Alfred Poole we learn, to our dismay, about the twenty-second-century way of life. "It was inevitable that Mr. Huxley should have written this book: one could almost have seen it since Hiroshima is the necessary sequel to Brave New World." Alfred Kazin. "The book has a certain awesome impressiveness; its sheer intractable bitterness cannot but affect the reader." Time."
Publisher: Chicago : Elephant Paperbacks/I.R. Dee, 1992
Edition: 1st Elephant pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780929587783
0929587782
Branch Call Number: HUXLEY A
Huxley, A
Characteristics: 204 p. ; 20 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

z
ZacharyD
Mar 02, 2016

An imaginative and savage take on modern humankind's self destructive natural instincts, Ape and Essence is as brutally honest and condemning of mankind as it is humorous.

Quotes

Add a Quote

c
cheesebread
Mar 13, 2013

"Fear of the War we don't want and yet do everything we can to bring about." ~Narrator, p.37

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top