Books by Aldous Huxley (Author of Brave New World)
He authored nearly fifty books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry, before going on to publish travel writing, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from until his death. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. Huxley was a humanist and pacifist. He grew interested in philosophical mysticism and universalism, addressing these subjects with works such as The Perennial Philosophy —which illustrates commonalities between Western and Eastern mysticism—and The Doors of Perception —which interprets his own psychedelic experience with mescaline.
His works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire , though he remains best known for one novel , Brave New World , a model for much dystopian science fiction that followed. Aldous Huxley was a grandson of the prominent biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and was the third child of the biographer and man of letters Leonard Huxley; his brothers included physiologist Andrew Fielding Huxley and biologist Julian Huxley. He was educated at Eton, during which time he became partially blind because of keratitis. He retained enough eyesight to read with difficulty, and he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, in He published his first book in and worked on the periodical Athenaeum from to
Moreover, Aldous Huxley also wrote non-fiction books, such as 'The Doors of Perception' and 'The Perennial Philosophy'. His last novel 'Island' was published .
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He was a member of the famous Huxley family who produced a number of brilliant scientific minds. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, societal norms and ideals, and possible misapplications of science in human life. While his earlier concerns might be called "humanist," ultimately, he became quite interested in "spiritual" subjects like parapsychology and mystically based philosophy, which he also wrote about. By the end of his life, Huxley was considered, in certain circles, a 'leader of modern thought'. Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey, England. He was the son of the writer Leonard Huxley by his first wife, Julia Arnold; and grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, one of the most important naturalists of the 19th Century, a man known as "Darwin's Bulldog.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was and English author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry and critic. He was born in Godalming, Surrey, in England on July 26, into a prominent middle class family. During his youth he had a serious accident, that left him partially blind. This was actually the main reason for him to abandon his dream of becoming a scientist. Then, he decided to pursue a literary career. Moreover, this book is regarded to be as one of the most significant novels of the 20th century. The main story of this book is about a Pacific island, where and ideal society has flourished for about years.
Aldous Huxley was born into a prominent intellectual family in Godalming, England, in After a serious illness left him partially blind as a youth, Huxley abandoned his dreams of becoming a scientist to pursue a literary career. In he graduated with honors from Balliol College at Oxford University and published a collection of poems. He followed with several more equally successful satirical novels before publishing the work for which he is best known, Brave New World. A dark vision of the future, it is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Huxley moved to the United States in and for the rest of his life maintained a prolific output of novels, nonfiction, screenplays and essays.