Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.
A message which, enforced by Mr. Huxley's seriousness and clear
dialectic on dealing with social problems, we cannot ignore. . . .
The last pages carry a somewhat tragic node about his misgivings
whether man himself wishes to be saved.--Time and
A thought jabbing, terrifying book.--Chicago Tribune
Brilliantly written.... Should appeal to readers of all breeds.--Kirkus Review
Huxley uses his erudite knowledge of human relations to compare our actual world with his prophetic fantasy of 1931. It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time.--New York Times Book Review