First Edition of Aldous Huxley's The Genius and the Goddess; Inscribed by Him

  • The Genius and the Goddess.

The Genius and the Goddess.

Item Number: 42012

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1955.

First edition of this classic Huxley novella. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Muriel May with good wishes, Aldous Huxley 1956.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear.

The Genius and the Goddess is a novel originally published in 1955 by Aldous Huxley, author of The Brave New World. It tells the fictional account of John Rivers, a student physicist in the 1920s who was hired out of college as a laboratory assistant to Henry Maartens. It is packed with literary and socio-historical references and allusions. Huxley portrays various aspects of his ideology about subjects such as God, sex, history, literature, intellect and death.