Time Must Have a Stop

Time Must Have a Stop

ISBN: 1564781801

ISBN 13: 9781564781802

Publication Date: July 17, 1998

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

Pages: 280

Format: Paperback

Author: Aldous Huxley

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Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures.

The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most successful at "fusing idea with story," Time Must Have a Stop is part of Huxley's lifelong attempt to explore the dilemmas of twentieth-century man and to create characters who, though ill-equipped to solve the dilemmas, all go stumbling on in their painfully serious comedies (in this novel we have the dead atheist who returns in a seance to reveal what he has learned after death but is stuck with a second-rate medium who garbles his messages).

Time Must Have a Stop is one of Huxley's finest achievements.

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