Mortal Coils: Five Classic Stories from the 1920s

Version: Unabridged
Author: Aldous Huxley
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: April 2012
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 8 minutes
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Mortal Coils" is a collection of five pieces which were written by Aldous Huxley in the 1920s. The first one, "The Giaconda Smile," is a short murder story. "Permutations Among the Nightingales" is a play concerning the amorous problems possessed by patrons of a certain establishment. "The Tillotson Banquet" tells of an old artist who was thought to be dead. "Green Tunnels" is about the boredom of a young girl on holiday with her family. "Nuns at Luncheon" is the story of a nun falling in love; the story mocks the writer's process, a concept Huxley used in his novel "Crome Yellow.

Author Details

Author Details

Huxley, Aldous

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels "Island", "Eyeless in Gaza", and "The Genius and the Goddess", as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as "The Devils of Loudun", "The Doors of Perception", and "The Perennial Philosophy". Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.