THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

HEAVEN AND HELL
By (author)ALDOUS HUXLEY

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In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in this book and its sequel “Heaven and Hell”.

Author: Aldous Huxley


ISBN: 0099458209
Publisher: VINTAGE CLASSICS
Subtitle: HEAVEN AND HELL
Author: ALDOUS HUXLEY

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0099458209

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2004

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125

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Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, 'Crome Yellow' (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by 'Antic Hay' (1923), 'Those Barren Leaves' (1925) and 'Point Counter Point' (1928) – bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. For most of the 1920s Huxley lived in Italy and an account of his experiences there can be found in 'Along The Road' (1925). The great novels of ideas, including his most famous work 'Brave New World' (published in 1932, this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material 'progress') and the pacifist novel 'Eyeless in Gaza' (1936) were accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays.

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