Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before.
"One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" —Wall Street Journal
Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media—has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies...
2) Mortal Coils
Today, British author and essayist Aldous Huxley is best remembered for the bleak dystopian vision he set forth in the classic novel Brave New World. In the engaging short pieces collected in Mortal Coils, Huxley spreads his creative wings, dabbling in murder mysteries, romance, and satire.
3) Crome Yellow
Though Aldous Huxley would later become known as one of the key early figures in the genre of dystopian science fiction, his first novels were gentler satires that played on the manor house genre. Crome Yellow tells of the goings-on at a house called Crome, an artists' colony of sorts where thinkers and writers gather to work, debate, and sometimes, to fall in love.
By all accounts, Aldous Huxley was a brilliant and voracious thinker and artist whose creative output knew no literary bounds. This volume gathers some of his best-remembered verse, including the memorable title poem, which is a sequence of 22 thematically interwoven sonnets.
It's no satire—Duke Classics has a fresh release of Aldous Huxley's Those Barren Leaves. Set in Italy—minus the culture—Huxley's story mocks those who see themselves as the cultural elite, but who are actually little more than pretentious poseurs. The reader is merely an observer in the conversation of characters who seek to find importance and meaning in their lives.
The critically acclaimed novelist and social critic Aldous Huxley, describes his personal experimentation with the drug mescaline and explores the nature of visionary experience. The title of this classic comes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."...