London: Chatto and Windus, 1932. [Dystopian novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 306; . Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Two ownership inscriptions to flyleaf, some light spotting to preliminaries and the occasional mark within, endpapers split slightly along the gutter of the rear hinge. A little toned to edges. Cloth lightly rubbed and marked, faint ring mark to lower board. An attractive copy. Very good. A modern highlight, and a landmark of 20th century fiction suggesting that a future of boundless materialist happiness, designer narcosis and no strings attached sex might not be all its made out to be. I still say we should give it a fair crack of the whip though. Aldous Huxley was awarded the 1939 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for After Many A Summer Dies The Swan. The prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. Item #49048
Eschelbac & Shober , Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature .Connolly 100 listed, also in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels .
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