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Antic Hay.

Antic Hay

(1923) A satirical novel by Aldous Huxley. Comical and bitter, it is about a group of London intellectuals and their long, learned, futile conversations, in which everything seems valueless -- God, love, art, learning, social reform, science. The central character is timid Theodore Gumbril, Junior, who gives up his job as a teacher to try to sell a new kind of trousers with built - in air cushion seats. He purchases a thick beard to help him act the part of a confident, aggressive man in business and in love. As in Crome Yellow (1921), the general atmosphere of despair is deepened when the hero loses his girl.

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Publication:Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, 3rd ed.
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Date:Jan 1, 1987
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