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Aldous Huxley’s Those Barren Leaves 1955


Title: Those Barren Leaves
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 1955
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

The background of this sophisticated novel is sunny Italy where, in a renovated castle above the warm Tyrrhenian Sea, Mrs Aldwinkle entertains an assortment of guests. They include a poet who, to earn a living, edits The Rabbit Fancier’s Gazette, Mr Calamy, an accompanied amorist, and by way of contrat a pair of naive and charming lovers. In this bizarre setting, and with an abundance of vivacious and astringent conversation, they play out the comedy of their incongruity with one another and with their background.