Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a first in English literature.

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Time Must Have a Stop by Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley
Sebastian Barnack a handsome English schoolboy is on bad terms with his socialist father who disapproves of his hedonistic lifestyle. He escapes to Florence in order to learn about life. His education there thanks to the contradictory influences of his scurrilous Uncle Eustace and a saintly bookseller is both sacred and profane. This is a haunting novel from one of the twentieth centurys most powerful commentators.  read more
Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley
In his 1932 classic dystopian novel Brave New World Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Brave New World Revisited includes Huxleys views on overpopulation propaganda advertising and government con  read more
Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley
WITH A FORWARD BY J. G. BALLARD In 1953 in the presence of an investigator Aldous Huxley took fourtenths of a gramme of mescalin sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers was transformed. Huxley described his experience with breathtaking immediacy in The Doors of Perception. In its sequel Heaven and Hell he goes on to explore the history and nature of mysticism. Still bristling with a sense of  read more
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Island by Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with eastern philosophy and humanism to create a paradise on earth. When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to search for information about potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden. In counterpoint to Brave New World and Ape and Essence, in Island Huxley gives us his vision of utopia.  read more
The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
The Devils of Loudun  read more
Brave New World (New Longman Literature 14-18) by Aldous Huxley, Roy Blatchford, Linda Cookson, Robert Southwick
This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. Into the neatly programmed "Brave New World" of test-tube babies and drug-controlled happiness, misfit Bernard Marx brings the innocent Savage. Huxley's vision of the future is also a chilling comment on the present.  read more
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After Many a Summer (Flamingo modern classics) by Aldous Huxley
A comic tale of a scientist who, in attempting to prolong human life by artificial means, is confronted by a bicenterian whose own experiments with longevity tell him all he needs to know - and more.  read more
Island (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Aldous Huxley
Island (Flamingo Modern Classics)  read more
Music at Night and Other Essays by Aldous Huxley
Huxley's essays on art, literature, philosophy and everyday life reflect his love of the provocative, the astonishing breadth of his erudition and, above all, his inexhaustible curiosity.  read more
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Stories, Essays, and Poems by Aldous Huxley
1938. 418 pages. No dust jacket. Orange cloth with gilt lettering. Clean pages. Mild foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate sunning to spine. Mild marking to boards.  read more
Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
1955. 434 pages. Orange & cream paperback with black lettering. Heavy tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Moderate wear and tear to spine, cover edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine. Mild marking and creasing to covers and spine.  read more
Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
1950. 253 pages. Orange and cream covers. Some spotting to the prelims and the page ends, the rest of the text with some tanning. There's some rubbing to the cover edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two odd marks to front and rear.  read more
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