Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of noted novelist and philosopher Aldous Huxley.
(C.S. Lewis and JFK also famously died on this date, 50 years ago, a coincidence that has sparked the imagination of many, including Peter Kreeft, who wrote [easyazon-link asin=”083083480X” locale=”us”]Between Heaven and Hell[/easyazon-link]).
Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and a prominent member of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including [easyazon-link asin=”0060850523″ locale=”us”]Brave New World[/easyazon-link] and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. (Wikipedia)
Several of Aldous Huxley’s early works are available as free ebooks, in a variety of formats for Kindle, Nook and other readers:
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The book contains a brief pre-figuring of Huxley’s later novel, Brave New World. Mr. Scogan, one of the characters, describes an “impersonal generation” of the future that will “take the place of Nature’s hideous system. In vast state incubators, rows upon rows of gravid bottles will supply the world with the population it requires. The family system will disappear; society, sapped at its very base, will have to find new foundations; and Eros, beautifully and irresponsibly free, will flit like a gay butterfly from flower to flower through a sunlit world.”
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[easyazon-link asin=”B0082RECB6″ locale=”us”]The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems[/easyazon-link]
Alt.Kindle / Nook
and Other Formats
Available at Project Gutenberg
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[easyazon-link asin=”B00AQMD8LK” locale=”us”]Mortal Coils: Short Stories[/easyazon-link]
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com