Aldous Huxley

Standard Name: Huxley, Aldous
In addition to Brave New World, 1932, one of the most famous dystopian novels of the twentieth century, AH 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.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.


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Cultural formation Dora Carrington
Here, Morrell and another guest, writer Aldous Huxley (who were both friends of and loyal to Carrington's admirer Mark Gertler ), confronted Carrington about her reluctance to give up her virginity. She described the episode...
Cultural formation Sybille Bedford
Around 1964, soon after suffering the deaths of Aldous Huxley and of another close friend, SB accepted the suggestion of Rosamond Lehmann and visited a medium, who purported to deliver her a message from Huxley.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus, 2002.
death Mary Augusta Ward
It was said that at her death a copy of Limbo, the first publication of her nephew Aldous Huxley , was found at her bedside. Its opening story incorporates a hostile and no doubt...
Education Pamela Hansford Johnson
She said her only Higher Education was the one in English literature provided by Aldous Huxley 's anthology Texts and Pretexts, 1933. While she believed that a degree course in literature would have been...
Education Philip Larkin
For ten years from 1930, as both a primary and a secondary-school student, PL attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry (now an independent school for both sexes, but founded in the sixteenth century as...
Education Barbara Pym
At school Barbara chaired the Literary Society, published short stories in the school's magazine, and drafted a first novel in emulation of Aldous Huxley .
Wyatt-Brown, Anne M. Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography. University of Missouri Press, 1992.
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Education Enid Bagnold
This small, progressive school, which emphasized the study of art, literature, and theatre, was founded and headed by Julia (Mrs Leonard) Huxley , mother of Aldous Huxley and sister of the novelist Mary Augusta Ward
Education Barbara Pym
BP responded strongly to the intellectual and social opportunities available at university. In her diary (begun in in the year she went up to Oxford and continued for most of her life) she wrote: Oxford...
Family and Intimate relationships Elspeth Huxley
In this job she worked closely with Gervas Huxley (cousin of the writer Aldous and the biologist and Julian ), who was head of the Board 's Publicity Committee, and began going out with him...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Augusta Ward
Through her sister Julia, MAW became aunt to the novelist Aldous Huxley ; she became in part responsible for his upbringing after his mother's death. She was also his godmother, and he was christened after...
Family and Intimate relationships Fay Weldon
FW 's mother, Margaret (Jepson) Birkinshaw, got married at nineteen at least partly because her home was broken up by the successive defection of her father (to a mistress) and mother (back to her own...
Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Cunard
NC had a brief affair with Aldous Huxley ; he too went on to use her as the basis of characters in more than one of his novels.
Chisholm, Anne. Nancy Cunard. Knopf, 1979.
Family and Intimate relationships Sybille Bedford
Since the first attempt had been prevented by Home Office suspicion that SB was an undesirable foreign prostitute taking this means to begin plying her trade in Britain, the best man on the second occasion...
Fictionalization Nancy Cunard
NC was cast as Iris March in Michael Arlen's The Green Hat, as Lucy Tantamount in Aldous Huxley 's Point Counter Point, as Baby Bucktrout in Wyndham Lewis 's The Roaring Queen...
Fictionalization Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM inspired a number of fictional creations by her associates. D. H. Lawrence drew a hostile portrait of her as Hermione Roddice in Women in Love (1920). She reappears as Priscilla Wimbush in Aldous Huxley


1 October 1908
In the USA, the Model T Ford car, manufactured by Henry Ford 's company, with a base price of $US825, first became available to dealers.
From early summer 1915
Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.
Edwin Muir published The Structure of the Novel.
The painter Tamara de Lempicka painted a self-portrait at the wheel of a green Bugatti car, which is widely felt to be an important icon of the Jazz Age.
After February 1932
An appeal of Count Potocki of Montalk 's case was heard; and although he was not cleared, an advance in obscene libel cases was made.
21-25 June 1935
The First International Congress of Writers for the Defence of Culture (an anti-fascist event urging the responsibility of writers to their society) was held in Paris.
22 May 1936
The Peace Pledge Union was founded by Canon Dick Sheppard .
7 April 1956
In correspondence (in verse) with Aldous Huxley , psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond (who had been researching the effects of mescaline with Huxley's enthusiastic participation) coined the word psychedelic.
Borne Back Daily.
7 April 2011