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Aldous Huxley

Biography

English writer of the bleak, dystopian science fiction novel, Courageous ” NEW WORLD “. His additional literary works consist of Island, Point Counter-top Point, as well as the Doors of Understanding. He studied books at Balliol University, Oxford. After completing his education, he briefly trained French and consequently worked in a chemical substance flower in Billingham. He was thinking about parapsychology and mysticism, and he regularly attempted psychedelic medicines. He wedded Maria Nys in 1919. The few welcomed a child, Matthew Huxley, the next yr. Aldous Huxley wedded second wife, Laura, in 1956. He once published a notice to George Orwell where he praised Orwell’s popular novel, 1984.

Quick Facts


Full Name Aldous Huxley
Date Of Birth July 26, 1894
Died November 22, 1963, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth England
Profession Novelist
Education University of Oxford, Eton College, Balliol College
Nationality English, British
Spouse Laura Huxley, Maria Nys
Children Matthew Huxley
Parents Leonard Huxley, Julia Arnold
Siblings Julian Huxley, Andrew Huxley, Margaret Arnold Huxley, Noel Trevelyan Huxley, David Bruce Huxley
Nominations Nobel Prize in Literature
Movies Brave New World, The Devils, Alice in Wonderland, Prelude to Fame, A Woman's Vengeance, Jane Eyre, Madame Curie, Pride and Prejudice, Hofmann's Potion
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1His friend J.B.S. Haldane's ideas regarding artificial wombs, ectogenesis, and ectogens influenced his novel Brave New World (1932).
2Son of Leonard Huxley (1860-1933) and Julia Frances Arnold.
3Grandfather of Trevenen Huxley and Tessa Huxley.
4He allegedly declined knighthood of the British Empire in 1959 for his services to literature.
5Is mentioned in the Sheryl Crow song "Run Baby Run".
6Friend of Anita Loos, Zoltan Korda, Charles Chaplin, Igor Stravinsky, Christopher Isherwood, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, and Greta Garbo, among others.
7One son: Matthew Huxley (1920-2005).
8First in English from Balliol, Oxford. One of only two people that year to gain a First. Also winner of Stanhope essay prize.
9Brother of Julian Huxley, Trevenen Huxley and half-brother of Andrew Huxley and David Huxley.
10Appears on the cover of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.".
11He died on November 22, 1963, the same day that C.S. Lewis died of kidney failure and President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Texas.
12He allegedly declined a British knighthood in 1959.
13Legendary rock band The Doors took their name from Huxley's "The Doors Of Perception.".
14He got his wife to inject him with pure LSD on his death bed.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brave New World2014Short novel
Stardust2002Short novel
Brave New World1998TV Movie book
The Holy Family1994Short story The Claxtons
Drug-Taking and the Arts1993Documentary book "Moksha"
Brave New World1980TV Movie by
Estudio 11980TV Series 1 episode
Teatro estudio1980TV Series 1 episode
Il piccolo Archimede1979TV Movie story
Effetti speciali1978TV Movie novel
Au théâtre ce soir1975TV Series play - 1 episode
Ten from the Twenties1975TV Series short story - 1 episode
Eyeless in Gaza1971TV Series novel "Eyeless in Gaza" - 5 episodes
The Devils1971novel "The Devils of Loudon"
Die Teufel von Loudun1969TV Movie book by
Point Counter Point1968TV Mini-Series novel - 5 episodes
After Many a Summer1967TV Movie novel "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan"
Mona Lisan hymy1966TV Movie short story "The Gioconda Smile"
Das Lächeln der Gioconda1966TV Movie short story "The Gioconda Smile"
The Wednesday Play1966TV Series novel - 1 episode
Grande Teatro Tupi1964TV Series 1 episode
The Gioconda Smile1963TV Movie short story
ITV Play of the WeekTV Series short story - 1 episode, 1963 story - 1 episode, 1957
First Person1960TV Series story - 1 episode
Startime1960TV Series play - 1 episode
Das Genie und die Göttin1959TV Movie novel - as Aldous Leonard Huxley / play - as Aldous Leonard Huxley
Das Lächeln der Gioconda1958TV Movie short story "The Gioconda Smile"
Matinee Theatre1957TV Series story - 1 episode
Climax!1954TV Series short story - 1 episode
TV de Vanguarda1954TV Series story - 1 episode
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Series story - 1 episode
Das Lächeln der Gioconda1953TV Movie play "Gioconda Smile"
Alice in Wonderland1951uncredited
Dafni (Panagia Hrysodafniotissa)1951Documentary short english adaptation
The World of Light1950TV Movie play
Prelude to Fame1950story "Young Archimedes"
A Woman's Vengeance1948screenplay / short story "The Gioconda Smile"
Jane Eyre1943screen play
Madame Curie1943uncredited
Pride and Prejudice1940screen play

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hofmann's Potion2002DocumentaryHimself
Un siècle d'écrivains2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Aldous Huxley: Darkness and Light1993TV Movie documentaryHimself / Voice
Small World1958-1959TV SeriesHimself
Monitor1958TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Aldous Huxley'
The Mike Wallace Interview1958TV SeriesHimself
The Brains Trust1957TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neurons to Nirvana2013Documentary
Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree2012DocumentaryHimself - Author of Brave New World
London Eyes2009Documentary short
Huxley on Huxley2009DocumentaryHimself
Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement2007Video documentaryHimself
Chris & Don. A Love Story2007DocumentaryHimself

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#Quote
1[on children] We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
2Complete prohibition of all chemical mind changers can be decreed, but cannot be enforced, and tends to create more evils than it cures. Even more unsatisfactory has been the policy of complete toleration and unrestricted availability.
3I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
4Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamor of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
5Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.
6Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing and hearing the significant things, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
7Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
8A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
9A bad book is as much a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
10Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
11Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
12To his dog, every man is [Napoléon Bonaparte]; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
13The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence, it comes about that at their first appearance, innovators have always been divined as fools and madmen.
14Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.


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