Ape and Essence

Ape and Essence

Book - 1971
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In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease still gnaws away at the survivors. The expedition expects to find physical destruction but they are quite unprepared for the moral degradation they meet. They find that the current inhabitants of Los Angeles belong to a sadistic, devil-worshipping society obsessed with the mutations arising among them due to the radiation poisoning they have suffered. Ape and Essence is Huxley's vision of the ruin of humanity, and he treats it with all his moral indignation, his knowledge and his imaginative genius.
Publisher: London : Chatto and Windus, 1971, c1949.
ISBN: 9780701107864
0701107863
Branch Call Number: HUXLE
Characteristics: 153 p.

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ZacharyD
Mar 02, 2016

An imaginative and savage take on modern humankind's self destructive natural instincts, Ape and Essence is as brutally honest and condemning of mankind as it is humorous.

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Mar 13, 2013

"Fear of the War we don't want and yet do everything we can to bring about." ~Narrator, p.37

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