The genius and the goddess is a novel by aldous huxleyit was published by chatto windus in the uk and by harper row in the us it is the fictional account of john rivers a student physicist in the 1920s who was hired out of college as a laboratory assistant to henry maartens. The genius and the goddess a novel ps aldous huxley huxley trusts and heirs on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers thirty years ago ecstasy and torment took hold of john rivers shocking him out of half baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form he had an affair with the wife of his mentor. This short novel was my first return to huxley since studying his canonical dystopian text brave new world which admittedly put me off for a few years but the genius and the goddess is a far cry from huxleys straight talking and somewhat laboured illustration of false utopia which may not be a surprise since it is 24 years its senior. Aldous huxley 1894 1963 is the author of the classic novels brave new world island eyeless in gaza and the genius and the goddess as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as the perennial philosophy and the doors of perceptionborn in surrey england and educated at oxford he died in los angeles california. The genius and the goddess is a novel originally published in 1955 by aldous huxley author of the brave new world it tells the fictional account of john rivers a student physicist in the 1920s who was hired out of college as a laboratory assistant to henry maartens
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