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Antic Hay

 Author: Aldous Huxley  Category: Humor  Published: January 1, 1923  Country: United Kingdom  Language: English  File Size: 2.2 MB  Tags: ClassicscomedydramaFictionHumornovel |  Download PDF

Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley summarized whole theme of this novel as “contemporary civilization is damnable, and…the dark stream of Time is the only reality.” A 1961 scholarly journal article characterized the book’s theme as “disunity, disorder and disorganization” whose characters “illustrate a disreputable world disintegrating into fragments.

A satire of post-World War I London intellectuals, the work follows Theodore Gumbril, Jr., the protagonist, and his bohemian friends as they drift aimlessly through their lives in search of happiness.