Aldous Huxley

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Date of Birth July 26, 1894
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Nov 22, 1963 (69)
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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry, before going on to publish travel writing, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962. Huxley was a pacifist.

Born: Aldous Leonard Huxley, July 26, 1894, Godalming, Surrey, England
Died: November 22, 1963, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.
Resting place: Compton, Surrey, England
Occupation: Writer, philosopher
Education: Eton College
Alma mater: Balliol College, Oxford
Notable works: Brave New World, Island, Point Counter Point, The Doors of Perception, The Perennial Philosophy, The Devils of Loudun
Children: Matthew Huxley
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About Aldous Huxley

English author of the bleak, dystopian science fiction novel, Brave New World. His other literary works include Island, Point Counter Point, and The Doors of Perception.

Before Fame

He studied literature at Balliol College, Oxford. After finishing his education, he briefly taught French and subsequently worked at a chemical plant in Billingham.

Achievement

He was interested in parapsychology and mysticism, and he frequently experimented with psychedelic drugs.

Family Life

He married Maria Nys in 1919. The couple welcomed a son, Matthew Huxley, the following year. Aldous Huxley married second wife, Laura, in 1956.

Associations

He once wrote a letter to George Orwell in which he praised Orwell's famous novel, 1984.

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