Aldous Huxley

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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.

Milestones

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.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bedford, Sybille. Aldous Huxley. Knopf; Harper & Row, 1974.
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February 1920
AH published his first work, Limbo, a collection of short stories.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Drabble, Margaret, and Jenny Stringer, editors. The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1987.
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Watt, Donald, editor. Aldous Huxley: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975.
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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.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Drabble, Margaret, and Jenny Stringer, editors. The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1987.
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Watt, Donald, editor. Aldous Huxley: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975.
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By 5 February 1932
AH published his best-known work, Brave New World, a futuristic, satirical, dystopic novel.
H. L’A. F.,. “5 February 1932. The prophecies of Aldous Huxley”. Guardian Weekly, p. 22.
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Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
356-7
Drabble, Margaret, and Jenny Stringer, editors. The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1987.
278
Watt, Donald, editor. Aldous Huxley: The Critical Heritage. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975.
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By 25 October 1963
AH 's Literature and Science, his last work, appeared shortly before his death this same year.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
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Thomas, Ivor. “The Two-Culture Man”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 3217, p. 845.
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22 November 1963
AH , novelist, satirist, and essayist, died in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Family

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.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bedford, Sybille. Aldous Huxley. Knopf; Harper & Row, 1974.
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