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The Gioconda Smile and other stories [Triad/Panther] (1984)

by Aldous Huxley

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A short story, only 50 pages, but a very nice one. A hilarious morality sketch about marriage, trust, betrayal and revenge. Never knew Mr. Huxley was so sweet in satire. ( )
  Lunarreader | Feb 17, 2016 |
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'Most of one's life,' Mr. Topes went on, 'is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking. Your father and I, we collect pictures and read about the dead. Other people achieve the same result by drinking, or breeding rabbits, or doing amateur carpentry. Anything rather than think calmly about the important things.'
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This work refers to the collection The Gioconda Smile and other stories as first published by Triad/Panther in 1984. It contains 18 stories. Huxley's Collected Short Stories, first published in 1957, contain the same 18 and in the same order, but there are three pieces more added in the end: "Chawdron", "The Rest Cure" and "The Claxtons". There is a separate work for it. Please don't combine with separate editions of "The Gioconda Smile" or with the play adapted from it, either.
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