The Genius And The Goddess: A Novel

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The Genius And The Goddess: A Novel

by Aldous Huxley

HarperCollins | October 20, 2009 | Trade Paperback

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Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens—a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance—bringing the couple to ruin. Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, elemental creature he married, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 in

Published: October 20, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061724904

ISBN - 13: 9780061724909

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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The Genius And The Goddess: A Novel

The Genius And The Goddess: A Novel

by Aldous Huxley

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 in

Published: October 20, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061724904

ISBN - 13: 9780061724909

About the Book

Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of "half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form." He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens--a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance--bringing the couple to ruin. Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, elemental creature he married, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes.

From the Publisher

Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens—a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance—bringing the couple to ruin. Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, elemental creature he married, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes.

About the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novelsBrave New World,Island,Eyeless in Gaza, andThe Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works asThe Perennial PhilosophyandThe Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.