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Along the Road. Notes and Essays of a Tourist.

HUXLEY Aldous (1925)

£1000.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, dust jacket. London, Chatto & Windus.

Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Jake Zeitlin, our guide, philosopher and friend in the west, from Aldous Huxley, 1937". Zeitlin was the famous Los Angeles book dealer and publisher who, in 1937, suggested that Huxley adapt his work for film, and proposed himself as an intermediary. "Zeitlin came to the ranch in August to discuss the possibility of turning novels like Antic Hay ('there is good comic material here' Huxley had told him) and 'The Gioconda Smile' into film scripts.

Huxley admitted that "'Point Counter Point' and 'Eyeless in Gaza' were 'probably a bit long and complicated' to be Hollywood material" (Murray). Up to this point Huxley had always "fulminated against the new forms of mass entertainment"; nonetheless, he asked Zeitlin to make some "tactful enquiries". Spine label browned and nicked, otherwise an excellent copy in dust jacket, nicked at the edges and torn on the upper cover.

Stock Code: 133026