A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity – these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely.
Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
Aldous Huxley was a humanist and pacifist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics.
By the end of his life Aldous Huxley was considered, in some academic circles, a leader of modern thought and an intellectual of the highest rank.
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