Ape and Essence

TitleApe and Essence
Year for Search1948
AuthorsHuxley, Aldous [Leonard](1894-1963)
Date Published1948
PublisherHarper
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Post-atomic war dystopia. Barbarianism. Eugenic rules are in place due to mutations, and babies outside certain parameters are killed. Love is not allowed, and there are sexual orgies at specified times. Worship of the Devil.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Bantam Books, 1958; and London: Flamingo, 1994.

Info Notes

 It was adapted for TV by John Finch and directed by David Benedictus, it aired as an episode of the Wednesday Play on BBC on May 18, 1966.

Holding Institutions

DLC, MoU-St

Author Note

The author (1894-1963) was born in England and lived there until 1937, when he moved to the U. S.

Full Text

1948 Huxley, Aldous [Leonard] (1894-1963). Ape and Essence. New York: Harper. Rpt. New York: Bantam Books, 1958; and London: Flamingo, 1994. DLC, MoU-St

Post-atomic war dystopia. Barbarianism. Eugenic rules are in place due to mutations, and babies outside certain parameters are killed. Love is not allowed, and there are sexual orgies at specified times. Worship of the Devil.  It was adapted for TV by John Finch and directed by David Benedictus, it aired as an episode of the Wednesday Play on BBC on May 18, 1966. The author was born in England and lived there until 1937, when he moved to the U. S.