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Aldous Huxley entry: Overview screen.
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In addition to Brave New World, 1932, one of the most famous dystopian novels of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley penned more than forty other novels, often satirical, frequently mystical, that confront the dogmas, idiosyncrasies, and ideals of contemporary humankind. He also published poetry. Fascinated by science as well as mysticism, he used essays to explore the dimensions of the human psyche. He has been called "often wrong, always fascinating, when right, dead right, almost in spite of himself." Bibliographic Citation link.
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26 July 1894 AH, novelist and essayist, was born at Laleham (then in Middlesex but near Godalming in Surrey), into a wealthy and distinguished family. He was the third of four children. Bibliographic Citation link.
February 1920 AH published his first work, Limbo, a collection of short stories. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1928 AH's novel Point Counter Point appeared, featuring identifiable portraits of D. H. Lawrence as Rampion, John Middleton Murry as Burlap, and Nancy Cunard as Lucy Tantamount. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 5 February 1932 AH published his best-known work, Brave New World, a futuristic, satirical, dystopic novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 25 October 1963 AH's Literature and Science, his last work, appeared shortly before his death this same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 November 1963 AH, novelist, satirist, and essayist, died in Los Angeles, California, USA. Bibliographic Citation link.
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