Huxley, Aldous Jacobs Hands

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Jacobs Hands

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This is a jointly-authored film treatment, found in one of Huxley's old trunks. The story is set in the 1920s and involves a ranch worker who has the power to heal with his hands.

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This collaborative effort between Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood, from a film project they were contracted to write in the late 1930s, was discovered in a trunk at Huxley's estate by actress Sharon Stone, who was researching the author's work for a film based on one of his short stories. Jacob's Hands is a novella-length film treatment for a script about a ranch hand who, after learning that he has the gift of healing, becomes disillusioned when he discovers that mending a broken body does not always heal a tormented soul. The slim volume proves both mesmerizing and moving, and the use of the present tense lends an air of innocence and mystery to the story, while the book's emotional undercurrents and passions stir up deeper, troubling responses. Jacob's Hands is a complex, disquieting modern fairy tale unlike anything else by either author, and a fascinating artifact of their Hollywood careers. --Michael Bronski

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Aldous Huxley is the author of several classics, including Brave New World and Chrome Yellow. Among Christopher Isherwood's many books are The Berlin Stories, which was the basis for the musical Cabaret, and The Memorial.

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Huxley, Aldous
Published by Bloomsbury (1998)
ISBN 10: 0747540500 ISBN 13: 9780747540502
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Book Description Bloomsbury, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780747540502 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0858845

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