Point Counter Point
By Aldous Huxley
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Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley ranked # 44 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
Point Counter Point, published in 1928, was Aldous Huxley's fourth
novel. It is highly regarded: the Modern Library lists it in the top
100 novels of the 20th century.
Like Huxley's earlier and later novels, Point Counter Point has no
overarching plot. Much of the novel consists of deeply penetrating
personality sketches and long intellectual conversations.
When actions are described, Huxley analyzes every motive and internal
emotion in detail, sometimes even jumping into a character's past to
His characters decry the dangers of sacrificing humanity for intellectualism, and express concern about the staggering progress of science and technology. Thus, Point Counter Point could be best described as a novel of ideas.
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