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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Novelist

Sitter in 112 portraits
During the interwar years, Huxley was arguably Britain's best-known novelist following the international success of Brave New World (1932). Its success came after a string of satirical works: Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923) and Those Barren Leaves (1925). Huxley later settled in the USA. There, the tone of his writing gravitated towards pacifism and metaphysics, prompted partly by interest in Hindu Vedantist thought. These aspects of his development are evident in Ends and Means (1937). His later writing was preoccupied with the potential of human capability, notably in the autobiographical The Doors of Perception (1953), written under the influence of mescaline.

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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
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Aldous Huxley

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
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Aldous Huxley

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1936
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Aldous Huxley

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1936
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