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Aldous Huxley: A Biography by Sybille…

Aldous Huxley: A Biography (1973)

by Sybille Bedford

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I don’t know if this is the best or most objective bio of Huxley, since the author was a friend and doesn’t have much bad to say about him, but it was certainly interesting. He was an interesting guy. I’d read and loved Island and Brave New World, and knew he’d taken LSD. I hadn’t known he’d had such a hard childhood (he lost his mother and eyesight in the same year) or that he was interested in Dianetics, or was such a committed pacifist. It was time well spent. ( )
  piemouth | Mar 29, 2011 |
Big Huxley fan, so for me it was a must ( )
  sfisk | Sep 4, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394465873, Hardcover)

Grandson of the scientific philosopher Thomas Henry Huxley, great-nephew of Matthew Arnold, Aldous Huxley was born at the very heart of England's humanist elite in its golden days - a complicated, brilliant, charming boy who, despite almost total loss of sight at 16, became a cultural hero of the decades after World War I. From the iconoclastic wit of novels such as "Crome Yellow" and "Point Counter Point" in the 1920s, his literary career changed direction with "Brave New World" in 1932. This is his biography.

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