After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity--these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely.

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity--these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence. --The New Yorker

And the Swan Died

The Queen of Swans chooses to drown herself to foil von Rothsbart, and Siegfried vows to accompany her in death. Only by dying can Odette live again. Willie Mather is standing next to the platform in the Los Angeles Coliseum watching ...

And the Swan Died

Billionaire businessman Raymond Barksley is privy to a startling secretthat the earths core is heating at a rate that will result in the destruction of the planet. A deeply religious man, Barksley fears the destructive societal forces that will be unleashed when news of the catastrophe is broadcast around the globe, and he formulates a plan to allow mankind to end its days with faith and dignity. His vision widens into a global effort, drawing in political and religious leaders, community activists, and common citizens as they frantically scramble to provide food and security to people of faith and hope. And The Swan Died asks the question What would you do if you knew you had four months to live? and answers it in hundreds of ways. As mankind struggles with its final days on earth, powerful forces move toward reconciliation, seeking to end ancient enmities before it is too late. Raymond Barksley sets those forces in motion in his effort to ensure that people of faith have the food and security they need to face their final judgment and to live out their lives with dignity. It is a daunting task to enlist the religious and secular leadership needed for such a vision.

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

But for sinners, such as himself, it was only the worm that never died. "if you're always scared of dying," Obispo had said, “you'll surely die. Fear's a poison; and not such a slow poison either." Making another enormous effort, ...

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life....The story is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr. Huxley is at the top of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.

The Phoenix and the Swan

The swan died saving its young. The townsfolk thought its sacrifice so poignant that they buried the swan in town, building a memorial over it. “Here lies the Queen of Swans.” “You have the touch with the harp,” said Harapen.

The Phoenix and the Swan

She who lives by the sword will die by it. Having caused a wake of destruction in Astrea, Targa accepts exile to the ground, returning to the Great Library of Rhakotis. With her travel three young women, all extraordinary, who she’s mentoring through these chaotic times. One of them is the heir to the Astrean throne, glad to escape a destiny that she never wanted. One is a brilliant inventor, rediscovering ancient techniques long thought lost. The third is her house maid, the one who actually gets stuff done, which is a skill one should never underestimate. Even with all this turmoil, life has yet more irony targeted at Targa. Love is in the air, and for an Astrean, that’s a lethal situation, a villain who’s a capable match to Targa’s tumultuous power.

New Scientist

I found four dead cygnets on the Thames during 1980 and all of them died of lead poisoning and had lead weights A healthy swan (bottom) carries his head erect. Poisoned birds (below and left) hold their necks awry.

New Scientist

New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Conservation Bulletin

The carcass was intact , so the bird seemed to have died from disease . Another dead swan was found on Daly Lake , between Livingston and Gardiner , early in the spring . The cause of death was unknown . During the winter of 1935–36 ...

Conservation Bulletin


A Preliminary Survey of Faunal Relations in National Parks

A number of observations indicate that factors not at all related to predation tend to lower the swan population . ... J. Murie found two dead swans in a pond near Moran , Wyo . , in early spring , which had died of disease or ...

A Preliminary Survey of Faunal Relations in National Parks


Shakespeare s History of the Life and Death of King John

The prince was only nine years old when his father died . ... For the allusion to the poetic idea of the dying song of the swan , see R. of L. 1611 : And now this pale swan in her watery nest Begins the sad dirge of her certain ending ...

Shakespeare s History of the Life and Death of King John


Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

This draw- If the plaintiff is the exclusive owner of the mechaning process is effected in the Swan machine by the two ism described in the first claim , it is not denied that he dies coming in contact with the metal upon its oppo . has ...

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office


Unlock Luck and Wealth with the Keys of Dharma

The swan died due to unbearable pain. Seeing this incident, his children also died. While dying, the swan had cursed the king that you will have the same plight like me. Due to this curse, Dhritarashtra was born blind in the next life ...

Unlock Luck and Wealth with the Keys of Dharma

This book is about decoding Horoscope through a philosophical background with a unique amalgamation through mythological stories, which gives us a clue as to how to atone for your sins. In this book, the author has covered all the Dhan Yogas, Veeprit Raj Yogas and Neechbhang Raj Yogas with the timing of wealth. We have the lock in the form of Luck, which represents the Ninth house of Lakshmi in the Horoscope, but sometimes we cannot find the right key to unlock the house of Luck. Because of evil deeds or sinful acts done in the past life, the native has Shrapit Dosh or curse which manifest in the present, so a lock of Past can be unlocked by finding a right Key in Present as our Past has the clue of our Present in a Horoscope. The intent of writing this book is not to claim to change someone's future but to help nurture and transform a native's future by doing karmic deeds so that natives can sail through easily in his/her life. This book is not about predictive astrology; it is about sharing the philosophy of life that one has to adapt to lead a sin-free life

An Abridgment of the Common Law

The Testator bad two Houses adjoining , one was known by the Name of the Swan , and the other was called the Red Lion ... he devised the Swan to W. R. and died ; adjudged , that the Room in the Red - Lion House passed by this Devise .

An Abridgment of the Common Law


Rarity and the Poetic

... the swan,” while dying is likened to the swan's fearful descent (ängstlichen SichNiederlassen) into the waters. In the second stanza, dying is a nolonger grasping of the ground upon which we daily stand, a “Nichtmehrfassen / jenes ...

Rarity and the Poetic

Rarity is a quality by which things flowers, leaves, light, sound fleetingly appear and disappear, leaving in their wake a resonance of something we just thought we had glimpsed. Each of the nine chapters in this book pursues such intimations of rarity in poetic ideas, images, and silences.

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania VOLUME 2 ONLY

The family of Swan is of English origin, but the ancestor of the Swans of Pennsylvania herein recorded was one of the ... William, born 1719, in Ireland; married Jean- nett Shields, and died in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, January, ...

Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County  Pennsylvania  VOLUME 2 ONLY


Reports of Patent Cases

The under side of the metal rests on the holding die , and the upper side is pressed upon by the rotating die , and the ... If the Swan dies were substituted for the Cook dies in the latter machine , the platingout process could be ...

Reports of Patent Cases


From Petipa to Balanchine

MIKHAIL FOKINE'S 19071 ballet The Swan (better known as The Dying Swan) remains one of ballet's more persistent icons. ... But Fokine's ballet focuses on the swan's death, a moment his predecessors had chosen to leave unchoreographed.

From Petipa to Balanchine

In this rich interdisciplinary study Tim Scholl provides a provocative and timely re-evaluation of the development of ballet from the 1880s to the middle of the twentieth century. In the light of a thoughtful re-appraisal of dance classicism he locates the roots of modern ballet in the works of Marius Petipa, rather than in the much-celebrated choreographic experiements of Diaghilev's Ballet Russe. Not only is this the first book to present nineteenth- and twentieth-century ballet as a continuous rather than broken tradition, From Petipa to Balanchine places works such as Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Apollo and Jewells in their proper cultural and artistic context. The only English-language study to be based on the original Russian soures, this book will be essential reading for all dance scholars. Written in an engaging and elegant style it will also appeal to anyone interested in the history of ballet generally.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County Iowa Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Iowa and of the Presidents of the United States

( Bоwan ) Swan . His grandfather , Henry Swan , was is a farmer of Marion Township , and her mother was born in Virginia , March 12 , 1774 , the family being born in the same State and died in December , 1858 ; of Welsh and English origin ...

Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County  Iowa  Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County  Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Iowa  and of the Presidents of the United States


Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

Plato had related that Socrates on the day of his execution reminded his friends that they ought not to think him inferior in foresight to the swans , and said : “ These fall a singing as soon as they perceive that they are about to die ...

Wesleyan Methodist Magazine