By all accounts, Aldous Huxley was a brilliant and voracious thinker and artist whose creative output knew no literary bounds. This volume gathers some of his best-remembered verse, including the memorable title poem, which is a sequence of 22 thematically interwoven sonnets.
3) Crome Yellow
Though Aldous Huxley would later become known as one of the key early figures in the genre of dystopian science fiction, his first novels were gentler satires that played on the manor house genre. Crome Yellow tells of the goings-on at a house called Crome, an artists' colony of sorts where thinkers and writers gather to work, debate, and sometimes, to fall in love.
4) Mortal Coils
Today, British author and essayist Aldous Huxley is best remembered for the bleak dystopian vision he set forth in the classic novel Brave New World. In the engaging short pieces collected in Mortal Coils, Huxley spreads his creative wings, dabbling in murder mysteries, romance, and satire.
It's no satire—Duke Classics has a fresh release of Aldous Huxley's Those Barren Leaves. Set in Italy—minus the culture—Huxley's story mocks those who see themselves as the cultural elite, but who are actually little more than pretentious poseurs. The reader is merely an observer in the conversation of characters who seek to find importance and meaning in their lives.