Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley

Eyeless in Gaza is a bestselling novel by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1936. The title originates from a phrase in John Milton's Samson Agonistes: ... Promise was that I Should Israel from Philistian yoke deliver; Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves ...The title of the book, like Milton's poem, recalls the biblical story of Samson, who was captured by the Philistines, his eyes burned out, and taken to Gaza, where he was forced to work grinding grain in a mill. The chapters of the book are not ordered chronologically. Huxley's biographer, Sybille Bedford, claims in her fictive memoir Jigsaw that the novel's characters Mary Amberley, a drug addict, and her daughter were partly inspired by her own experiences with her morphine-addicted mother and herself, known to Huxley because they were neighbours in the south of France.

The 1337th greatest fiction book of all time


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Eyeless in Gaza Mass Market Paperback 1880393 $58.75 $4.19
Eyeless in Gaza Hardcover 5032730 $9.26
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Eyeless in Gaza Hardcover 5073571 $56.95 1983
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Aldous Huxley's Brave New World: And Point Counter Point, After Many a Summerdies the Swan, Eyeless in Gaza (Monarch Notes) Paperback 11577057 $59.03 $2.99 1987
Eyeless in Gaza Paperback 7610873 $45.99 $1.00 1995
Eyeless in Gaza: A Novel (P.S.) Paperback 404481 $9.49 $4.84 2009
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