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Along the Road - Notes and Essays of a Tourist - cover

Along the Road - Notes and Essays of a Tourist

Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Witty and “enchanting” reflections on the experience of travel, with a focus on art, music, and literature, by the author of Brave New World (The Spectator).   One of the most renowned and prolific writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley produced not only dystopian fiction like Brave New World and philosophical memoirs like The Doors of Perception, but also insightful travel writing. Here, he discusses his visits to Italy, France, and other European destinations; reflects on cultural landmarks; and ruminates on the benefits and challenges of travel itself, offering a fascinating glimpse into the Europe of a century ago—and the mind of a remarkable author.   “As opposed to those who believe that the best picture is the most famous or expensive one, or the one that wins a prize, Huxley speaks for those prepared to spend contemplative time with works of art.” —The Sydney Morning Herald

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