Search Results: "Aldous Huxley"


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ALDOUS HUXLEY by Nicholas Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to Sybille Bedford's two-volume authorized life of Huxley, drawing on letters and memoirs that have surfaced in the 30 years since its publication."
Capable biography capturing the English writer in his many guises: artist, aesthete, acidhead, even happy and well-loved man. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE WARS by Aldous Huxley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1994

"This idiosyncratic pendant to his major works reveals Huxley in a phase state between his more familiar roles."
In time for the centennial of Huxley's birth, a journalistic miscellany—of pieces delivered over the radio, at the podium, and in magazines and newspapers—from the same period as Brave New World (1932). Read full book review >

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THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION by Aldous Huxley
Released: Jan. 1, 1954

"His addicts, but not in full strength, will provide the market."
A personal, and expectedly individualistic, description of his experiment with the drug mescalin, which induces a state of pleasant, mild intoxication- and opens the doors of perception. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This is an unfailingly interesting contribution to the history of science. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A whopping life of Thomas Huxley (182595), who did much to bring Victorian-era science to a lay audience. Read full book review >

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THE CROWS OF PEARBLOSSOM by Aldous Huxley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The story, however, is a powerful hymn to smarts, with unrepentant scorn for the greedy and the witless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Huxley's story, his only children's book and not meant for widespread publication, starts good and grim—just the thing to hold a young audience. Mrs. Crow's eggs are mysteriously disappearing: 297 eggs a year, "a fresh egg every single day—except Sundays, of course, and public holidays." Read full book review >

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JACOB'S HANDS by Aldous Huxley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"A minor, if intriguing, footnote to two impressive careers."
A literary curiosity. Read full book review >

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PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"It's just too easy to see who inspired it. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
It's surprising that a book with zombies and talking celery isn't quite goofy enough to work. Read full book review >

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COMPLETE ESSAYS by Aldous Huxley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 22, 2001

"For serious fans only."
The third of a projected six-volume set of Huxley's essays. Read full book review >

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PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"While the ick factor is high, the actual plot is pretty thin; still, Captain Underpants fans will probably enjoy this mucous-drenched romp. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A zany, gross-out graphic novel that reads like a madcap, G-rated South Park episode. Read full book review >

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ELSPETH HUXLEY by C.S. Nicholls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2003

"A worthwhile glimpse into European colonialism and its literary chroniclers."
A sturdy biography of the Anglo-Kenyan novelist and essayist, the first such work devoted to her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"An overly speculative but sympathetic look at Huxley's cadre of determined investigators probing the mind."
Symons (Communications and Media Studies/Santa Ana Coll.; Nostradamus, Vagabond Prophet, 2011, etc.) explores Aldous Huxley's quest to expand consciousness.Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO HAD TWO LIVES by Sally Huxley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 1994

"Touching, funny, and generally appealing, especially for those with a soft spot for strays. (Photographs—not seen)"
How—shortly after freelance writer Huxley and her husband buy a country house in bucolic New Hope, Pennsylvania—a scruffy, half- starved white-and-black cat collapses onto their porch and wins over their hearts. Read full book review >