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.
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"Simply stated...Aldous Huxley's collection of short stories are superb!"
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About Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963) was an English poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and humanist philosopher. He attended Eton and Oxford and briefly taught at Eton before devoting himself solely to writing. His fifth novel, Brave New World, is one of the most read books in literary history.
About Simon Vance
Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.