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Brief Candles (Flamingo Modern Classics)
ISBN 0006547354 / 9780006547358 / 0-00-654735-4
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Brief Candles is also the title of a fantasy novel by Manning Coles 1st edition cover (Chatto & Windus) Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron" "The Rest Cure" "The Claxtons" "After the Fireworks" It takes its title from a line in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, from Macbeth's famous soliloquy: "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." [via]