Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World

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Brave New World By Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley was born in Surrey, England on July 26, 1894 as the third son of Leonard Huxley and the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley (He was an important disciple of Darwin). His mother was the niece of Matthew Arnold (an important Victorian poet and essayist); Sir Julian Huxley was his brother (important biologist and scientist). After his education in Oxford he married Maria Nys, a Belgian, in 1919; at the same time a condition of near blindness developed. In the same year he joined the staff of the Athenaeum, a London literary magazine. Huxley s career as a novelist and essayist began with the novels Crome Yellow (1921) and Antic Hay (1923). Both were literary sensations the reading public liked the way how Huxley satirised the society. Huxley s strength of writing lay in the combination of dazzling (blendend) dialogue and surface cynicism, which was often very funny to read. In 1932, Huxley finally wrote Brave New World Huxley s writing began to lose its satiric aspects and became more serious. In 1937 Huxley left Europe as he believed the Californian climate would help his eyesight which became worse and worse since his youth. Maria Nys Huxley died in 1955, a year later Aldous married Laura Archera, a concert violinist who had become a practising psycho therapist. They continued to live in California where Aldous Huxley died in 1963. Summary The book deals with a savage called John who is brought from one of the reservations which are ...

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