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The longer fiction of Aldous Huxley has been in the mainstream of the "Novel of Ideas" since the publication in England in 1921 (America 1922) of Crome Yellow, his first novel. Huxley is one of the most skillful and most successful social satirists of the twentieth century. His novels go far in defining the character of modern man, while his later work reflects an interest in mysticism and the effect of the consciousness-expanding drugs.
Born in England in 1894, Mr. Huxley took to writing when his eyesight temporarily failed. From 1934 until his death in 1963, Aldous Huxley lived in California.
IN VIEW OF THE LACK OF RELIGIOUS TEACHING TODAY THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR ALL. I already had a copy so gave this one away. Read morePublished 17 months ago by John R.Russ
This is a good anthology of the perennial philosophy. The design is easy to follow and too interesting to put aside. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2010 by bernie
Some reviews on this book come from people who are not informed about the context, to the modern day teenager (I'm a teenager but I'm just better) who has such a "modern" view of... Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Vincent
This is a good anthology of the perennial philosophy. The design is easy to follow and too interesting to put aside. Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2003 by bernie
This is my most essential book. I have so many underlined passages, dog-eared pages, high-lights, and scribbled writing in my copy of this book that I wouldn't get $2 for it at the... Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2003 by Amazon Customer
_The Perrenial Philosophy_ is a masterpiece of English literature - one of the most important books of the twentieth century written in our language. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2003 by Ross James Browne
Certainly this work is representative of a stage in Huxley's spiritual career. At the time both he and Gerald Manley Hall were in a very "Manichean" phase and, as the above New... Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2002 by Thomas M. Seay
I feel some of the more critical reviewers posting here coming from a very glib place. Maybe 'old man Huxley' is too stuffy (too Victorian? Read morePublished on May 1 2002