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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Crome Yellow (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antic Hay (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Barren Leaves (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave New World (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eyeless in Gaza (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Must Have a Stop (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ape and Essence (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Genius and the Goddess (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brave New World Revisited (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Christopher Isherwood, Amy Jurskis
Jacob's Hands (With: Christopher Isherwood) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Teacher's Guide to Brave New World (With: Amy Jurskis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Burning Wheel (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limbo (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortal Coils (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Archimedes and Other Stories (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Or Three Graces and Other Stories (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arabia Infelix and Other Poems (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leda (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brief Candles / After the Fireworks (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cicadas and Other Poems (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gioconda Smile (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotunda. A Selection... (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Olive Tree and Other Essays (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art of Seeing (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories, Essays, and Poems (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Mexican - Six Stories (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Themes And Variations (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Short Stories (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Poetry of Aldous Huxley (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oxford Poetry; Volume 1914-1916 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Now More Than Ever (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Light (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Crows of Pearblossom (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

On the Margin (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Along the Road: Notes and Essays of a Tourist (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Essays New and Old (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proper Studies (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Do What You Will (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holy Face and Other Essays (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vulgarity in Literature: Digressions from a Theme (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jesting Pilate (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texts and Pretexts (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ends and Means (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Elder Peter Bruegel 1528-1569 (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perennial Philosophy (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Words and Their Meanings (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grey Eminence (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Science, Liberty And Peace (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devils of Loudun (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doors of Perception (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adonis and the Alphabet and Other Essays (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven and Hell (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Situation (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Art and Artists (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Literature And Science (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aldous Huxley: A Collection of Critical Essays (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters of Aldous Huxley. (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Huxley and God (By: Huston Smith) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Music at Night and Other Essays (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christopher Isherwood Short Stories/Novellas

with Christopher Isherwood
Jacob's Hands (With: Christopher Isherwood) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vintage Minis Books

Motherhood (By: Helen Simpson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swimming (By: RogerDeakin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love (By: Jeanette Winterson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eating (By: Nigella Lawson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychedelics (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dalkey Archive Essentials Books

The Making of Americans (By: Gertrude Stein) (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Point Counter Point (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family of Pascual Duarte (By: Anthony Kerrigan,Camilo José Cela) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel in the Forest: A Fairy Tale of Two Utopias (By: Mark Van Doren,Marguerite Young) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Planetarium (By: Nathalie Sarraute,Maria Jolas) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss MacIntosh, My Darling (By: Marguerite Young) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Langrishe, Go Down (By: Aidan Higgins) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cigarettes (By: Harry Mathews) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy and Girl (By: Deborah Levy) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Europeana (By: Patrik Ouředník,Gerald Turner) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Impossible Object (By: Nicholas Mosley) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sot-Weed Factor (By: John Barth) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trilogy (By: Jon Fosse) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mulligan Stew (By: Gilbert Sorrentino) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
La Batarde (By: Violette Leduc,Derek Coltman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ryder (By: ) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jade Cabinet (By: Rikki Ducornet) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobodaddy's Children (By: John E. Woods,Arno Schmidt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomb for Boris Davidovich (By: Danilo Kiš) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chapel Road (By: ) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
War: An Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience, 1931-1963(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing Los Angeles(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Big Book of California(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Short Story Bundle(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Aldous (Leonard) Huxley was and English author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry and critic. He was born in Godalming, Surrey, in England on July 26, 1894 into a prominent middle class family. During his youth he had a serious accident, that left him partially blind. This was actually the main reason for him to abandon his dream of becoming a scientist. Then, he decided to pursue a literary career. After he graduated from Balliol College in 1916 with honors at Oxford University, he published -the same year- his first poetry collection, under the title ‘The Burning Wheel’. Throughout his whole career as a novelist, Aldous Huxley wrote 47 books, but he became best known for his novel ‘Brave New World’ (published in 1931), which is actually a dark vision of the future. Moreover, this book is regarded to be as one of the most significant novels of the 20th century. Moreover, Aldous Huxley also wrote non-fiction books, such as ‘The Doors of Perception’ and ‘The Perennial Philosophy’. His last novel ‘Island’ was published in 1962. The main story of this book is about a Pacific island, where and ideal society has flourished for about 120 years. Besides novels, he also published a number of travel books, plays, histories, as well as essays on philosophy, sociology, arts and religion. Some of the most common these in his work included musticism, parapsychology and spirituality. In addition, all of his books depict how preoccupied he was about the dangers that were threatening the civilizations, that he could not rouse himself to defend it.

Crome Yellow, 1921

His debut novel ‘Crome Yellow’ was published for the first time in 1921 and later in September 2004. The story of the book is about Denis Stone, a naive young poet, who is invited to stay at Crome, a nice house in the English countryside. He basically accepts the invitation for spending his weekend there, because Anne Wimbush, the the niece of the owner of the house is going to be spending some days there too. She is a pretty young lady, some years older than he is and knows that Denis has a crash on her. In fact, she is certain that if he proposes, she will accept his proposal. When he arrives at the country house, he actually finds himself at the center of a group of aristocratic and rich artists. Denis’ hosts, Henry Wimbush and his wife Priscilla (looks very exotic) are joined in a party of different guests, whose opinions and intrigues ensure that his staying is a memorable one. Denis is a naive character and is enamored of Anne Wimbush, who loves spirituality. But eventually his staying proves to be a disaster after his weak attempts to attract the girl of his dreams. On the other hand, the owner of the house, Mr. Wimbush has been writing about the house and its family, of which excerpts are given. In addition, other characters of the story include Mr. Barbecue-Smith and Mr. Scogan and more. All the guests spend most of their time at the country house eating and drinking. But the most illuminating character is Jenny, who is deaf, around 30 years old and she stays distant, writing her journal. When Denis reads it, he understands that there are other people beside himself in the world, who are capable of observation and sensitivity. The ‘Crome Yellow’ is considered to be a precursor to Huxley’s brilliant novel ‘Brave New World’ and in fact some of the characters in this book also appear in other books too. In addition, this book is actually a portrayal of the home of Lady Ottoline Morrell (Garsington Manor), a house where authors such as T.S Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Yeats, Huxley and many others used to gather in order to write. The first time Aldous Huxley visited the Garsington Manor was in 1915 and met there Russell, Clive Bell, Lawrence and the painter Duncan Grant among many others.

Antic Hay, 1923

It is a comic novel by Aldous Huxley, The story of the book takes place in London at the end of World War I and the plot starts just after the end of the war. The characters of ‘Antic Hay’ have to deal with the lack of values and stability, that were brought by this terrible conflict. In fact, everybody is lost because of the situation, but at the same time they try to find happiness and enjoy life again – even though everything is out of control in a comic and rediculous way. The plot mainly follows the wanderings of Theodore Gumbril junior, a young man, who is the main character of the book. He is a teacher, who quits his job as an Oxford schoolmaster, in order to pursue a fatuous scheme to invent and sell trousers and make his fortune. He is also an architect, who has a great passion for Christopher Wren and lives his life by building miniature architectural models. It’s an excited book, which is full of bohemian characters; there is Mercaptan the effete, a writer of irrelevant scholarly articles and a womanizer; Casimir Lypiatt, who is a middle aged poet, painter and a musician, woefully bad at all of them and fixated on his vision of the ideal artist as a moral agent. There is also James Shearwater, who is a phychologist, but has no interest in understanding of social affairs. Of course in the plot there are a number of women too. Myra Viveash is a dark muse with many admirers and Rosie is actually a bored housewife. After the WWI all these characters saw drastical changes in their lives, such as in politics, arts, music and so on. They actually found themselves lost in a new world and they acquired an eccentric behavior, that can only been seen as a way of dealing with the stress of all of these changes in their lives. In this book, Huxley reflects all the changes that go on at the time.

Huxley died of cancer in 1963, in Los Angeles, California. During his life he was a member of the Huxley family, which also including prominent members such as Thomas Henry Huxley, who was his grandfather, Julian Huxley (his brother) and Andrew Huxley (his half-brother).

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