Original Novel Title: After Many a
Alternate Title: After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: London: Chatto and Windus, 1939 (hardcover); New York. Harper & Brothers, 1939 (hardcover).
According to archivist John Sanford, this novel about the search for immortality by the author of Brave New World is
about life and death, rather than Archives, but the principal character, Jeremy Pordage is rather clearly an archivist/manuscript scholar imported from London to LA to catalog a collection of British aristocratic manuscripts. It has perhaps the most accurate distillation of the inoffensive yet purposeless existence that is archivist.
The Fictional World of Archives
Submitted by John Sanford, 2000.09.18. Updated 2000.09.24.