Aldous Huxley Books in Order

The Aldous Huxley books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

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It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley 1921
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Antic Hay

Huxley, Aldous 1923

London life just after World War I, devoid of values and moving headlong into chaos at breakneck speed - Aldous Huxley's Antic Hay, like Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning. Fake artists, third-rate poets, pompous critics, pseudo-scientists, con-men, bewildered romantics, cock-eyed futurists - all inhabit this world spinning out of control, as wildly comic as it is disturbingly accurate.

In a style that ranges from the lyrical to the absurd, and with characters whose identities shift and change as often as their names and appearances, Huxley has here invented a novel that bristles with life and energy, what the New York Times called "a delirium of sense enjoyment!"

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Those Barren Leaves

Huxley, Aldous 1925
"Huxley has never written a richer book." The Nation Read More

Point Counter Point

Aldous Huxley 1928
One of Huxley's masterpieces one of the Modern Library's "100 Best Works of the Century." Read More

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley 1932

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit "A masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works." —Wall Street Journal  Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls.

“A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization.

Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.

  "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune

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Eyeless in Gaza

Huxley, Aldous 1936

Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New World, Aldous Huxley's highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal novel. Huxley's bold, nontraditional narrative tells the loosely autobiographical story of Anthony Beavis, a cynical libertine Oxford graduate who comes of age in the vacuum left by World War I.

Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries. But when their disastrous embrace of violence nearly kills them, Anthony is left shattered—and is forced to find an alternative to the moral disillusionment of the modern world.

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After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

Huxley, Aldous 1939

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror.

"This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and fortuitous events are followed by contemplative little essays on the meaning of life.

...The story is outrageously good."―New York Times. "A highly sensational plot that will keep astonishing you to practically the final sentence."―The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's elegant mockery, his cruel aptness of phrase, the revelations and the ingenious surprises he springs on the reader are those of a master craftsman; Mr.

Huxley is at the top of his form." ―London Times Literary Supplement.

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Time Must Have a Stop

Huxley, Aldous 1944

Sebastian Barnack, a handsome English schoolboy, goes to Italy for the summer, and there his real education begins. His teachers are two quite different men: Bruno Rontini, the saintly bookseller, who teaches him about things spiritual; and Uncle Eustace, who introduces him to life's profane pleasures.

The novel that Aldous Huxley himself thought was his most successful at "fusing idea with story, " Time Must Have A Stop is part of Huxley's lifelong attempt to explore the dilemmas of twentieth-century man and to create characters who, though ill-equipped to solve the dilemmas, all go stumbling on in their painfully serious comedies (in this novel we have the dead atheist who returns in a seance to reveal what he has learned after death but is stuck with a second-rate medium who garbles his messages).

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Ape and Essence

Huxley, Aldous 1948

When Aldous Huxley's Brave New World first appeared in 1932, it presented in terms of purest fantasy a society bent on self-destruction. Few of its outraged critics anticipated the onset of another world war with its Holocaust and atomic ruin. In 1948, seeing that the probable shape of his anti-utopia had been altered inevitably by the facts of history, Huxley wrote Ape and Essence.

In this savage novel, using the form of a film scenario, he transports us to the year 2108. The setting is Los Angeles where a "rediscovery expedition" from New Zealand is trying to make sense of what is left. From chief botanist Alfred Poole we learn, to our dismay, about the twenty-second-century way of life.

"It was inevitable that Mr. Huxley should have written this book: one could almost have seen it since Hiroshima is the necessary sequel to Brave New World."―Alfred Kazin. "The book has a certain awesome impressiveness; its sheer intractable bitterness cannot but affect the reader.


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The Genius and the Goddess

Huxley, Aldous 1955

Aldous Huxley’s unforgettable tale of a brilliant physicist, his beautiful wife, and the young man who tears their world apart. Thirty years ago, ecstasy and torment took hold of John Rivers, shocking him out of “half-baked imbecility into something more nearly resembling the human form.

” He had an affair with the wife of his mentor, Henry Maartens—a pathbreaking physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize, and a figure of blinding brilliance—bringing the couple to ruin. Now, on Christmas Eve while a small grandson sleeps upstairs, John Rivers is moved to set the record straight about the great man and the radiant, elemental creature he married, who viewed the renowned genius through undazzled eyes.

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Brave New World Revisited

Huxley, Aldous 1958

BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED (first published in 1958) is not a reissue or revision of 0060850523 BRAVE NEW WORLD. BRAVE NEW WORLD is a novel, whereas BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED is a nonfiction exploration of the themes in BRAVE NEW WORLD. When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.

Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them.

Brave New World Revisited is a trenchant plea that humankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.

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Huxley, Aldous 1962
The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world. Read More

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Jacob's Hands

Huxley, Aldous 1939
This is a jointly-authored film treatment, found in one of Huxley's old trunks. The story is set in the 1920s and involves a ranch worker who has the power to heal with his hands. Read More

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Burning Wheel

Huxley, Aldous 1916

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The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems

Huxley, Aldous 1918
In this rare volume of poetry, Aldous Huxley is characteristically, uncompromisingly erudite; yet surprisingly forceful, passionate, and erotic. Read More


Huxley, Aldous 1918

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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Mortal Coils

Huxley, Aldous 1922
Mortal Coils is the famous book of short stories (and a play) by Aldous Huxley. Mortal Coils includes the following stories: The Gioconda Smile Permutations Among the Nightingales The Tillotson Banquet Green Tunnels Nuns at Luncheon Enjoy this wonderful book Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley today! Read More

Young Archimedes and Other Stories

Huxley, Aldous 1924

In these semi-autobiographical stories, Huxley discourses on life and death, accident and necessity, natives and foreigners. They show Huxley in his most pensive mood, far removed from the didatic counter-utopianism with which he is often identified. Young Archimedes takes place in Italy.

The story starts as a test in aesthetic sensibilities, between natives and visitors. Guido's musical predilections, his precocity, was more rooted in Archimedes than in Mozart. But the nature of his unusual talents was never quite understood. In contrast, the young English boy, the counterpart, is ordinary to a fault.

What happens is a chilling example of a child pushed beyond his limits by well-intentioned parents. In Little Mexican, the English visitor learns that life beyond the university is emancipation not just in the literature of Mallarm and the philosophy of Nietzsche, but in the sensual ways of the world itself.

Emancipation is in the life of love, and in the struggle to remain young. Fard, Hubert and Minnie, and The Portrait take place in France and England, with their themes of unrequited love, affection between lovers of different nations, and social standing.

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Selected Poems

Huxley, Aldous 1925
A super book of poems of Aldous Huxley. Read More

Two Or Three Graces and Other Stories

Huxley Aldous 1926
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Huxley, Aldous 1929

The Olive Tree and Other Essays

Huxley, Aldous (1894-1963) - Related Name: Horowitz, Michael (1938-?) & Palmer, Cynthia (Eds. ) 1936

The Art of Seeing

Aldous Huxley 1942
Explains the Bates method for improving one's eyesight, discusses causes of visual problems, and describes techniques for relaxing and exercising the eyes Read More

Little Mexican - Six Stories

Aldous Huxley 1948
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Collected Short Stories

Huxley, Aldous 1957

Aldous Huxley's stature as one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time is confirmed in this gathering of his distinguished stories into a single volume. Twenty-one pieces are here, including "The Gioconda Smile," "Little Mexican," "Young Archimedes," and "Chawdron.

" Together they offer a complete view of Huxley's work in the genre, in which he established himself as an acknowledged master.

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After the Fireworks and Other Stories

Huxley, Aldous 1957
Aldous Huxley's classic novel of passion and human interaction. Originally entitled "Brief Candles", it is a collection of four stories focusing on four unique pairings of men and women from different walks in life. Read More

The Collected Poetry of Aldous Huxley

Huxley, Aldous 1971
Aldous Huxley's classic novel of passion and human interaction. Originally entitled "Brief Candles", it is a collection of four stories focusing on four unique pairings of men and women from different walks in life. Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Now More Than Ever

Huxley, Aldous 1933

Over the course of his career, British writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) shifted away from elitist social satires and an atheistic outlook toward greater concern for the masses and the use of religious terms and imagery. This change in Huxley's thinking underlies the previously unpublished play Now More Than Ever.

Written in 1932-1933 just after Brave New World, Now More Than Ever is a response to the social, economic, and political upheavals of its time. Huxley's protagonist is an idealistic financier whose grandiose schemes for controlling the means of production drive him to swindling and finally to suicide.

His fate allows Huxley to expose the evils he perceives in free-market capitalism while pleading the case for national economic planning and the rationalization of Britain's industrial base. This volume contains the full text of Now More Than Ever, which was believed to be lost until 1976, when a copy was found at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin.

A "thinker's play" that has never been produced on stage, it is the last previously unpublished piece of Huxley's major writings and immensely important to understanding his development as a writer. The editors of this volume have annotated the play for contemporary readers.

Their introduction sets the play in the context of Huxley's intellectual life.

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Publication Order of Picture Books

The Crows of Pearblossom

Huxley, Aldous 1944

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the Caldecott-Medal-winning book Finding Winnie, created standout illustrations for this timeless picture book. Written in 1944 by Aldous Huxley as a Christmas gift for his niece, The Crows of Pearblossom tells the story of Mr.

and Mrs. Crow, who live in a cottonwood tree. The hungry Rattlesnake that lives at the bottom of the tree has a nasty habit of stealing Mrs. Crow's eggs before they can hatch, so Mr. Crow and his wise friend, Old Man Owl, devise a sneaky plan to trick him.

  This funny story of cleverness triumphing over greed, similar in tone and wit to the work of A. A. Milne, shows a new side of a great writer. Paired with stunning illustrations by Caldecott-winner Sophie Blackall, this timeless tale is sure to grab the attention of many readers—adults and children alike.

Praise for The Crows of Pearblossom “With Huxley’s mordant wit in ample supply, this tale will entertain literary novelty seekers.”  –Publishers Weekly  “Huxley’s story starts good and grim—just the thing to hold a young audience.” –Kirkus Reviews“A rather charming children’s book.

The story is clever, wittily told and bristles with spiky humor — and it could quite possibly become a new favorite among schoolchildren. In the reissued edition, Brooklyn-based illustrator Sophie Blackwell transforms the chapter book into a picture book.

Huxley’s standing as one of the grandfathers of dystopian Y.A. is already established. Perhaps the next generation will think of him as that guy who wrote about crows’ eggs.” –New York Times ARTSBEAT blog “A vivid picture-book edition with robust and suitably disquieting illustrations by Sophie Blackall.

”  –Wall Street Journal

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

On The Margin

Huxley, Aldous 1923
Notes and EssaysHardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition, suitable as a study copy. Read More

Along the Road: Notes and Essays of a Tourist

Huxley, Aldous 1925
Discusses the regions of Europe as encountered on the author's travels through the continent, and considers their art, music, and literature Read More

Do What You Will

Huxley, Aldous 1929
A collection of 12 essays by Aldous Huxley, including "One and Many," "Silence is Golden," Spinoza's Worm," Swift," "Paradise," and others. Huxley was a prolific and outspoken voice of the 60's counter-culture movement and one of the great public intellectuals of his time. Read More

Holy Face and Other Essays

Huxley, Aldous 1929
Original brown buckram, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 64pp. 300 hand-numbered copies, printed at the Curwen Press. Stencil-colored text illustrations by Albert Rutherston. Read More

Beyond the Mexique Bay

Huxley, Aldous 1934
The author describes his experiences traveling through the Caribbean to Guatemala and southern Mexico in 1933 Read More

Ends and Means

Huxley, Aldous 1937

Contemporary intellectuals still struggle over the relationship of ends to means, especially in political discourse. Pacifism is still an important topic today, as terrorism and dictatorial states abound. Many will find solace in Ends and Means, while others will find the book only a case study of the relationship of ethics to politics.

Aldous Huxley examines common issues in a unique fashion. How can the regression in charity through which we are living, and for which each one of us is in some measure responsible, be halted and reversed? How can existing society be transformed into the ideal society described by the prophets? How can the average sensual man and the exceptional (and more dangerous) ambitious man be transformed into a non-attached being, one who can create a society significantly better than our own?Huxley discusses the relationship between the theories and the practices of reformers and the nature of the universe.

He argues that our beliefs about the ultimate nature of reality help us formulate conceptions of right and wrong, not only in our private life, but also in the sphere of politics and economics. Far from being irrelevant, our philosophical beliefs are the final determining factor in our actions.

This provocative classic volume, now available in paperback, will continue to stimulate discussion and thought.

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The Elder Peter Bruegel 1528-1569

Huxley, Aldous 1938

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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The Perennial Philosophy

Aldous Huxley 1938

An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.

" With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine.

 The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

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Words and Their Meanings

Huxley, Aldous 1940

An argument as timely as it is timeless, Aldous Huxley's Words and Their Meanings argues the significance and power of words. A less well-known work originally published by The Ward Ritchie Press in 1940, Huxley's essay arrived at the end of the Great Depression and coincided with U.

S. entry into WWII, a time when global relations were heavily impacted by the craft and manipulation of language. Words and Their Meanings was selected as one of the Western Books of 1940, which was a celebration and recognition of fine printing. Huxley wrote that "words are magical in the way they affect the minds of those who use them" while displaying his insight and proficiency with language.

He blends accessible elements of linguistic theory, semiotics and philosophy with his erudite style. Alvin Lustig is recognized for introducing principles of modern art to graphic design, with contributions to book design, interior design, and typography.

His abstract style and innovative approach to typeface design became a trademark of titles published by New Directions Publishing. RIT Press presents a privately printed, limited edition facsimile of this title. This fine edition has been produced in partnership with More Vang, Alexandria, Virginia and designed byAlvin Lustig.

He is recognized for introducing principles of modern art to graphic design, with contributions to book design, interior design, and typography. ALDOUS HUXLEY was a novelist, poet, and philosopher who relocated from England to the U.S. in 1937. He lived in southern California where he initially worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, later achieving success with his short stories, poetry, essays, and novels, especially Brave New World (1932).

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Grey Eminence

Huxley, Aldous 1941

The life of Father Joseph, Cardinal Richelieu's aide, was a shocking paradox. After spending his days directing operations on the battlefield, Father Joseph would pass the night in prayer, or in composing spiritual guidance for the nuns in his care. He was an aspirant to sainthood and a practising mystic, yet his ruthless exercise of power succeeded in prolonging the unspeakable horrors of the Thirty Years War.

In his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he could reconcile the seemingly opposing moral systems of religion and politics.

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The Devils of Loudun

Huxley, Aldous 1952

Aldous Huxley's acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history In 1643 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with Satan.

Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft. In this classic work by the legendary Aldous Huxley—a remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece—a compelling historical event is clarified and brought to vivid life.

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The Doors of Perception

Huxley, Aldous 1954

In 1952 Aldous Huxley became involved in the now legendary experiment to clinically detail the physiological and psycho-logical effects of the little known drug used by Mexican and Native American elders in religious practices. The drug was Peyote-now commonly know as mescalin.

By the standards of the time, Huxley was a hard working, respected, and reserved intellectual from a highly intelligent, well-know, and eccentric British family. By any standards, the results of the experiment were remarkable. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell detail the practic-alities of the experiment and give Huxley's vivid account of his im-mediate experience and the more prolonged effect upon his sub-sequent thinking and awareness.

At first, the reader is drawn in by the sheer naivety and tom-foolery of the proposal but is soon caught in a finely woven net by the juxtaposition of Huxley's formidable intellect, his remarkable ability to convey the experience in such acute and truthful detail, and his incredible modesty.

In 1922 Gertrude Stein famously wrote - A rose is a rose is a rose. In proving her right, Huxley also shows the deeper meaning be-hind the apparently simple verse and goes on to deliver such spec-tacular accounts of the most everyday objects that the reason for their repeated and continual renderings by all the major artists throughout history suddenly becomes quite clear.

For the con-scious and willing reader - a trip to the Guggenheim, the Louvre or the Tate Modern will never be the same again.

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Huxley, Aldous 1956
Extremely hard to find The New American Library Signet Books mass market paperback, P2450, original cover price 60 cents. Inside labeled: "First Printing, March, 1964" Read More

On Art and Artists

Huxley, Aldous 1960
This book is the first representative selection of essays in aesthetics and criticism by one of the most original minds of the twentieth century. Long honored for his brilliant novels, Aldous Huxley has written about art and artists since his earliest days as a reviewer and critic, in the 1920's. Read More

Aldous Huxley: A Collection of Critical Essays

Kuehn, Robert E. 1968
Huxley's biting satire, novels, poems, and utopian visions are treated as well as his spiritual quest and the impact of his work Read More

Letters of Aldous Huxley.

Huxley, Aldous / edited by Grover Smith 1969

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Very Good, 1st Edition. Portrait frontispiece. Very thick Royal 8vo. Very good clean tight sound square, no bookplate inscription or marks of any kind. In gilt lettered grey cloth with original unclipped colour pictorial dustwrapper.

A Wonderful addition to the library of reader, scholar and collector alike. Very heavy tome, will attract additional postge overseas, possibly prohibitive.

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Huxley and God

Huxley, Aldous 1992
Drawing on the rich content of the scriptures, tradition and history, this book offers a comprehensive roadmap of the quest for both the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith. Read More

Music at Night and Other Essays

Aldous Huxley 2020
Physical description: vi, 269, [3] p. ; 19cm. Subjects: English essays, 20th century. Read More

Publication Order of Christopher Isherwood Short Stories/Novellas

Jacob's Hands

Huxley, Aldous 1939
This is a jointly-authored film treatment, found in one of Huxley's old trunks. The story is set in the 1920s and involves a ranch worker who has the power to heal with his hands. Read More

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