"I had just bought a rather forbidding book called Antic Hay"
A copy of 'Antic Hay' (1948)
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Aldous Huxley
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 Antic Hay (1923) was the second novel of Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), the English novelist, short-story writer and poet.

It is a comic novel with a serious theme about a group of bohemian artistic and intellectual characters during the period of upheaval and disillusionment following the First World War.

The title is taken from a line in Edward II, a late sixteenth century play by Christopher Marlowe, where 'antic hay' means 'absurd dance'.