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By Nicholas Murray

ISBN-10: 0312302371

ISBN-13: 9780312302375

ISBN-10: 0349113483

ISBN-13: 9780349113487

When Aldous Huxley died on November 22, 1963, at the similar day that John F. Kennedy used to be assassinated, he was once extensively thought of to be the most clever and wide-ranging English writers of the 20th century. linked within the public brain along with his dystopian satire, Brave New World, and experimentation with medicinal drugs that preceded the psychedelic, a time period he invented, period of the Sixties, Huxley looked as if it would include the situation of twentieth-century guy in his stressed interest, his look for which means in a post-religious age, and his drawback in regards to the misuses of technological know-how and the way forward for the planet.

But Huxley used to be born whilst Queen Victoria used to be at the British throne. He was once the grandson of the nice Victorian scientist Thomas Henry Huxley "Darwin's bulldog," and the great-nephew of the good poet and critic Matthew Arnold. Exiled within the Californian sunlight, he by no means ceased to consider himself as a part of a convention which may be traced again to the Victorian public intellectuals.

This biography of Huxley---the first in thirty years---draws on an excessive amount of unpublished fabric, in addition to various interviews together with his friends and family. it's a portrait of a bold and iconoclastic novelist; a guy hampered by way of semi-blindness, who spent a stressed lifestyles looking for own enlightenment. Nicholas Murray charts Huxley's Bloomsbury years, his astounding and intricate courting with D. H. Lawrence, and his emigration to the USA within the overdue Thirties, the place he pursued a profession as a screenwriter whereas carrying on with his fascination with mysticism and faith. Huxley's deepest lifestyles used to be additionally unconventional, and this e-book finds for the 1st time the intense tale of the ménage à trois together with Huxley, his impressive spouse, Maria, and the Bloomsbury socialite and mistress of Clive Bell, Mary Hutchinson.

Huxley emerges from this new biography as essentially the most interesting and complicated figures of twentieth-century English writing---novelist, poet, biographer, thinker, social and political philosopher. In an period of severe specialization he remained a free-ranging philosopher, unconfined through traditional different types, involved to speak his insights in traditional language---a very English intellectual.

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