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The Works of Aldous Huxley

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Description: Sorted by year of first publication. Repetitions avoided as much as possible; deliberately accepted for some important collected editions. All DB quotations come from the late David Bradshaw's 1993 biographical essay which has appeared as an introduction in many editions (Vintage, Flamingo) of Huxley's works.

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Waldstein (1): 1916. 1st collection of poems.

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Score: 3.36

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Waldstein (2): 1917. 2nd collection of poems.

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Score: 3.04

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Waldstein (3): 1918. 3rd collection of poems.

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Score: 2.83

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Waldstein (4): 1920. 4th collection of poems.

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Score: 2.68

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Waldstein (5): 1920. 1st short story collection. 6 stories + 1 play: "Farcical History of Richard Greenow", "Happily Ever After", "Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art by Numbers", "Happy Families" (play), "Cynthia", "The Bookshop". "The Death of Lully"… (more)

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Score: 2.56

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Waldstein (6): 1921. 1st novel. DB: "For all its comic bravura, [...] Crome Yellow may be read, along with Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians (1918) and Huxley's second novel Antic Hay (1923), as an expression of the pervasive mood of disenchantment in the early 1920s."… (more)

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3.38 stars (3.38 stars)

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Score: 2.46

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Waldstein (7): 1922. 2nd short story collection. 4 stories + 1 play: "The Gioconda Smile", "Permutations Among the Nightingales" (play), "The Tillotson Banquet", "Green Tunnels", "Nuns at Luncheon".… (more)

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Score: 2.38

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Waldstein (8): 1923. 1st collection of essays.

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3.27 stars (3.27 stars)

Lists: Waldstein (9)

Score: 2.31

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Waldstein (9): 1923. 2nd novel. DB: "Huxley told his father that Antic Hay was 'written by a member of what I may call the war-generation for others of his kind'. He went on to say that it was intended to reflect 'the life and opinions of an age which has seen the violent disruption of almost all the standards, conventions and values current in the previous epoch.'"… (more)

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Score: 2.25

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Waldstein (10): 1924. 3rd short story collection. Original UK title: Little Mexican. 6 stories: "Uncle Spencer", "Little Mexican", "Hubert and Minnie", "Fard", "The Portrait", "Young Archimedes".… (more)

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Score: 2.2

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Waldstein (11): 1925. 1st travel book.

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3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Waldstein (12)

Score: 2.15

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Waldstein (12): 1925. 3rd novel. DB: "According to Huxley, the theme of Those Barren Leaves is 'the undercutting of everything by a sort of despairing scepticism and then the undercutting of that by mysticism'."… (more)

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3 stars (3 stars)

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Score: 2.11

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Waldstein (13): 1926. 2nd collection of essays.

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3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Waldstein (14)

Score: 2.07

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Waldstein (14): 1926. 2nd travel book. Pessimistic reflections after a visit to America.

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3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Score: 2.03

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Waldstein (15): 1926. 4th short story collection. 4 stories: "Two or Three Graces", "Half Holiday", "The Monocle", "Fairy Godmother".

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37 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

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Score: 2

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Waldstein (16): 1927. 3rd collection of essays. DB: "Huxley's more sombre mood in the late 1920s was epitomised by Proper Studies, the most important of the four volumes of essays he published during the decade, and the one in which he first set himself unequivocally against what he regarded as the vulgarity and perversity of mass civilisation."… (more)

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3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Score: 1.97

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Waldstein (17): 1928. 4th novel. DB: "Huxley's 'first true novel of ideas', the type of fiction with which he has become most closely identified. He once explained that his aim as a novelist was 'to arrive, technically, at a perfect fusion of the novel and the essay', arguing that the novel should be like a holdall, bursting with opinion and arresting ideas."… (more)

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Score: 1.94

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Waldstein (18): 1929. 4th collection of essays.

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Score: 1.92

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Waldstein (19): 1929. 5th collection of poems.

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170 members, 1 review
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: Waldstein (20)

Score: 1.89

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Waldstein (20): 1930. 5th short story collection. 4 stories: "Chawdron", "The Rest Cure", "The Claxtons", "After the Fireworks".

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Score: 1.87

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Waldstein (21): 1930. 5th collection of essays.

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Score: 1.85

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Waldstein (22): 1931. 6th collection of poems.

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Score: 1.83

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Waldstein (23): 1931. 6th collection of essays. DB: "a typically energetic and wide-ranging volume of essays".

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37,930 members, 504 reviews
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Score: 1.81

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Waldstein (24): 1932. 5th novel. Started as a satirical dystopia, but ended as a reluctantly embraced semi-utopia.

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Score: 1.79

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Waldstein (25): 1932. A verse anthology, edited and with commentaries by AH, [DB:] "designed to show that even in the highly-charged political atmosphere of the early 1930s 'they also serve who only bother their heads about art'".… (more)

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Score: 1.77

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Waldstein (26): 1934. 3rd travel book. DB: "an account of his travels in the Caribbean and Central America".

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Score: 1.76

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Waldstein (27): 1936. 6th novel. DB: "imbricates the fears, foibles, prejudices and dissensions of the age with a fictionalisation of his own history."

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Score: 1.74

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Waldstein (28): 1936. 7th collection of essays.

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Score: 1.72

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Waldstein (29): 1937. 1st non-fiction. Subtitled "An Enquiry into the Nature of Ideals and into the Methods employed for their Realization".

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Score: 1.71

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Waldstein (30): 1939. 7th novel. DB: "Huxley's reaction to Hollywood and its cult of youth finds mordant expression in After Many a Summer, the story of a Citizen Kane-like character's life of grandiose illusion."… (more)

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Score: 1.7

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Waldstein (31): 1940. 8th collection of essays.

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Score: 1.68

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Waldstein (32): 1941. 2nd non-fiction. Biography of Father Joseph, adviser of Cardinal Richelieu.

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433 members, 3 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

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Score: 1.67

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Waldstein (33): 1944. 8th novel. DB: "a novel set in Florence in 1929 in which, to borrow Huxley's words, 'a piece of Comedie Humaine... modulates into a vision of the Divina Commedia'."… (more)

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Score: 1.66

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Waldstein (34): 1945. 3rd non-fiction. DB: "a profoundly influential anthology of excerpts and commentaries illustrating what Huxley called 'the highest common factor of all the higher religions'. He went on to say with typical humour and humility, 'The greatest merit of the book is that about forty percept of it is not by me, but by a lot of saints, many of whom were also men of genius.'"… (more)

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Score: 1.65

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Waldstein (35): 1946. 4th non-fiction.

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Lists: Waldstein (36)

Score: 1.63

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Waldstein (36): 1948. 9th novel. DB: "Huxley's ghastly and graphic projection of Los Angeles as a ruinous, sprawling ossuary in the aftermath of the atomic Third World War."… (more)

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Score: 1.62

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Waldstein (37): 1950. 9th collection of essays.

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Score: 1.61

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Waldstein (38): 1952. 5th non-fiction. DB: "a compelling psychological study of of sexual hysteria in seventeenth-century France".

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352 members, 4 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

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Score: 1.6

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Waldstein (39): 1955. 10th novel. DB: "Not for the first time, Huxley's theme is the havoc which ensues when a man with an idealistic conception of life born of a cloistered and emotionally deprived upbringing experiences the full, sensual impact of human passion."… (more)

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Score: 1.59

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Waldstein (40): 1956. 10th collection of essays. US title: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

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Score: 1.58

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Waldstein (41): 1957. 21 stories from the five collections published between 1920 and 1930, plus one story from Crome Yellow. 4 stories from the collections omitted: "Farcical History of Richard Greenow", "Uncle Spencer", "Two or Three Graces" and "After the Fireworks".… (more)

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Score: 1.57

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Waldstein (42): 1958. 11th collection of essays (on different aspects of his most famous novel). Still stimulating and controversial.

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Score: 1.56

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Waldstein (43): 1959. 6th non-fiction. First published separately in 1954 and 1956. The famous or notorious, unduly so in either case, account of Huxley's experiments with mescalin.… (more)

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Score: 1.55

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Waldstein (44): 1960. 12th collection of essays. Edited and introduced by Morris Philipson. Previously collected material?

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Score: 1.54

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Waldstein (45): 1962. 11th novel. Utopian counterpart of Brave New World. Not a very good novel, but a brilliant piece of imaginative world building.

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3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Score: 1.54

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Waldstein (46): 1963. 7th non-fiction.

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Lists: Waldstein (47)

Score: 1.53

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Waldstein (47): 1984. The first 18 pieces from Collected Short Stories; the last three - "Chawdron", "The Rest Cure", "The Claxtons" from Brief Candles (1930) - are omitted.… (more)

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Score: 1.52

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Waldstein (48): 2016. Three longish short stories - "Uncle Spencer", "Two or Three Graces" and "After the Fireworks" - omitted from Collected Short Stories (probably due to their length).… (more)

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