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By Aldous Huxley

A Hollywood millionaire with an apprehension of dying, whose own medical professional occurs to be engaged on a concept of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and unique satire on man's wish to reside indefinitely. along with his common wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a notice of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you may possibly anticipate it to be exceptional, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's rather the grasp of, the place the main striking and fortuitous occasions are by way of contemplative little essays at the that means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that might maintain mind-blowing you to virtually the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's stylish mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the creative surprises he springs at the reader are these of a grasp craftsman; Mr. Huxley is on the most sensible of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.

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QUINN and FITZ share a look. They should leave the old ham on the ground but they need to recharge him. QUINN. And yet… she calls you. A pause. DUNNE (feigning weakness). Calls me? Does she, Quinn? QUINN. The bird again sings… and this time by Penelope’s open door. The melody of the bird’s voice, of what it means, has you standing again, Dunne. Anxiety falls from your fingertips… and evaporates. DUNNE. What power I feel. QUINN (instructing him). Well, get up then. DUNNE gets his body upright. DUNNE.

FITZ. Done. QUINN. Now shit it out! From this moment on we build anew, lads! FITZ. A new what? What are we building?! DUNNE. A company! FITZ. An actual company!? DUNNE. It is a company, right? QUINN. Exactly… DUNNE. A group of men with a common ideology, a collective direction! That’s what you’re suggesting, Quinn! We’re building a company right here! FITZ. Do we get to wear a uniform? QUINN. We don’t have time for that. DUNNE. A motto! A motto’s essential! Possibly in Latin. BURNS. ’ FITZ. Meaning?

All this time she’s never opened her curtain and shown herself but it was Fitz’s words and for the first time honest words…! FITZ. And it’s impossible to say where this honesty has come from! DUNNE (grandly). From the tiniest light within your darkened soul. FITZ (in awe). Holy God! DUNNE. Of course she may have been stunned by my poetry earlier… QUINN (to DUNNE). Oh, shut up! BURNS. We had a chance, Quinn! DUNNE. …woke from her reverie and searched out my melodious tones! She did meet my eye just then, Fitz!

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