Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2009
Duration: 9 hours 14 minutes
Theodore Gumbril, a mild young Oxford tutor, has become thoroughly dismayed by the formality of college life and the staid British institutions of learning. An impetuous need for celebration, even rebellion, possesses him. He and his bohemian companions embark on wild and daring "bacchanalian" adventures that steer them resolutely away from stifling conventions of behavior, charging them for the first time with an exuberant vitality and lust for life.
A sardonic and outspoken novel, Antic Hay unfolds its polemical theme against the backdrop of London's post-war nihilistic Bohemia. This is Huxley at his biting, brilliant best-a novel charged with excitement and loud with satiric laughter at conventional morality and stuffy people everywhere.
"Whitfield's voice is fun to listen to, and he uses that playfulness to complement Huxley's biting, satiric prose. He reads marvelously, pacing the story well and using his firm, deep voice to capture the irony and hypocrisy within the book."-AudioFile