New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First US edition. Hardcover. 356 pp., octavo, original maroon cloth, dustjacket. Very good in near very good jacket with shallow chips to edges, tear at upper left edge of jacket front panel. Item #22484
Written soon after Huxley left England for Southern California, this novel is described on the front jacket panel as "Crowded with amusing characters and situations, this new novel of a rich man obsessed by the desire to live indefinitely is Huxley at his most entertaining . . ." The central character, a Hollywood millionaire, has been compared to Orson Welles' Charles Foster Kane, a character modelled after William Randolph Hearst. Stated first edition with 2 Harper date codes on copyright page. Harper Bromer A49.2.