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  • ISBN: 9780792782445 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792782445 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 08 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : 2011.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Simon Vance.
Summary, etc.:
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 amorous problems had 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 a story being told of a nun falling in love. The story mocks the writer's process, a concept Huxley used in his 'Crome Yellow.' Each story is read by the talented narrator, Simon Vance.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Great Britain > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.

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