Aldous Huxley A Biography.




Chatto and Windus in association with Collins.




1973, 1974


Volume one: 1894-1939. volume two: 1939-1963.

Item Description

TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Volume One, xv + [i] + 400 pp.; Volume Two, xii + 378 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, in pictorial dust wrappers, which have a few edge chips and the spine of Volume 2, sunned. A little wear to extremities and light foxing of edges, but otherwise a very good set. Illustrated by 20 black and white photographic plates, including 2 portrait frontispieces. First edition of the of the standard, authorised biography of Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), novelist and philosopher and member of the distinguished Huxley family, who lived in California from 1937. He had an early association with the Bloomsbury set (caricatured in his novel, Chrome Yellow (1921), but as a novelist he is best known for his dystopian novel, Brave New World (1932). His experiences with psychedelic drugs were recounted in The Doors of Perception (1954). Sybille Bedford (1911-2006) was a German born novelist and travel writer who had known Huxley in the inter-war years when they were both living in Provence.

[Stock No. 27344]

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