The Works of Aldous Huxley

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Sorted by year of first publication. Repetitions avoided except for a few special collected editions. DB = David Bradshaw as quoted from his 1993 biographical essay. For more details, see here: https://alexander-arsov.blogspot.com/2022/03/aldous-huxley-brief-bibliography.html.
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Waldstein: 1916. 1st collection of poems.
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Waldstein: 1917. 2nd collection of poems.
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Waldstein: 1918. 3rd collection of poems.
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Waldstein: 1920. 4th collection of poems.
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68 medlemmar
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3.2
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Waldstein: 1920. 1st short story collection. 6 stories + 1 play: "Farcical History of Richard Greenow", "Happily Ever After", "Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art by Numbers", "Happy Families" (play), "Cynthia", "The Bookshop". "The Death of Lully"
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46 recensioner
½ 3.3
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Waldstein: 1921. 1st novel. DB: "For all its comic bravura, [...] Crome Yellow may be read, along with Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians (1918) and Huxley's second novel Antic Hay (1923), as an expression of the pervasive mood of disenchantment in the early 1920s."
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Waldstein: 1922. 2nd short story collection. 4 stories + 1 play: "The Gioconda Smile", "Permutations Among the Nightingales" (play), "The Tillotson Banquet", "Green Tunnels", "Nuns at Luncheon".
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Waldstein: 1923. 1st collection of essays. 27 pieces. All reprinted from periodicals. None collected before.
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Waldstein: 1923. 2nd novel. DB: "Huxley told his father that Antic Hay was 'written by a member of what I may call the war-generation for others of his kind'. He went on to say that it was intended to reflect 'the life and opinions of an age which has seen the violent disruption of almost all the standards, conventions and values current in the previous epoch.'"
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Waldstein: 1924. 3rd short story collection. Original UK title: Little Mexican. 6 stories: "Uncle Spencer", "Little Mexican", "Hubert and Minnie", "Fard", "The Portrait", "Young Archimedes".
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135 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1925. 1st travel book. 22 pieces, all of them reprinted in the Vol. 1 of Complete Essays (#49). Magnificent hybrid between a travel book and a collection of essays.
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612 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1925. 3rd novel. DB: "According to Huxley, the theme of Those Barren Leaves is 'the undercutting of everything by a sort of despairing scepticism and then the undercutting of that by mysticism'."
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Waldstein: 1926. 28 essays. 20 of them previously collected in #8 and #11.
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147 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1926. 2nd travel book. Typically wide-ranging, far-reaching and non-judgemental reflections after visits to India, Burma, Malaya, China, Japan and America. Reprinted in Vol. 2 of Complete Essays (#49).
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Waldstein: 1926. 4th short story collection. 4 stories: "Two or Three Graces", "Half Holiday", "The Monocle", "Fairy Godmother".
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Waldstein: 1927. 2nd collection of essays. Introduction + 11 pieces. DB: "Huxley's more sombre mood in the late 1920s was epitomised by Proper Studies, the most important of the four volumes of essays he published during the decade, and the one in which he first set himself unequivocally against what he regarded as the vulgarity and perversity of mass civilisation."
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26 recensioner
3.8
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Waldstein: 1928. 4th novel. DB: "Huxley's 'first true novel of ideas', the type of fiction with which he has become most closely identified. He once explained that his aim as a novelist was 'to arrive, technically, at a perfect fusion of the novel and the essay', arguing that the novel should be like a holdall, bursting with opinion and arresting ideas."
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61 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1929. 3rd collection of essays. 12 pieces.
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Waldstein: 1930. 1st pamphlet. Reprinted in Vol. 3 of Collected Essays (#49).
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Waldstein: 1931. 5th collection of poems.
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192 medlemmar
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4.2
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Waldstein: 1931. 4th collection of essays. 25 pieces. DB: "a typically energetic and wide-ranging volume of essays".
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Waldstein: 1932. 5th novel. Started as a satirical dystopia, but ended as a reluctantly embraced semi-utopia.
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Waldstein: 1932. A verse anthology, edited and with commentaries by AH, [DB:] "designed to show that even in the highly-charged political atmosphere of the early 1930s 'they also serve who only bother their heads about art'".
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136 medlemmar
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3.1
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Waldstein: 1934. 3rd travel book. DB: "an account of his travels in the Caribbean and Central America". Reprinted in Vol. 3 of Complete Essays (#49).
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Waldstein: 1936. 6th novel. DB: "imbricates the fears, foibles, prejudices and dissensions of the age with a fictionalisation of his own history."
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41 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1936. 5th collection of essays. 16 pieces, two of them ("Crébillon the Younger" and "In a Tunisian Oasis") previously collected in #13.
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Waldstein: 1937. 1st non-fiction. Subtitled "An Enquiry into the Nature of Ideals and into the Methods employed for their Realization".
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Waldstein: 1939. 7th novel. DB: "Huxley's reaction to Hollywood and its cult of youth finds mordant expression in After Many a Summer, the story of a Citizen Kane-like character's life of grandiose illusion."
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Waldstein: 1940. 2nd pamphlet.
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3.8
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Waldstein: 1941. 2nd non-fiction. Biography of Father Joseph, adviser of Cardinal Richelieu.
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Waldstein: 1944. 8th novel. DB: "a novel set in Florence in 1929 in which, to borrow Huxley's words, 'a piece of Comedie Humaine... modulates into a vision of the Divina Commedia'."
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3.9
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Waldstein: 1945. Edited by AH. DB: "a profoundly influential anthology of excerpts and commentaries illustrating what Huxley called 'the highest common factor of all the higher religions'. He went on to say with typical humour and humility, 'The greatest merit of the book is that about forty percept of it is not by me, but by a lot of saints, many of whom were also men of genius.'"
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82 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1946. 3rd pamphlet. Reprinted in Vol. 5 of Complete Essays (#49).
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½ 3.4
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Waldstein: 1948. 9th novel. DB: "Huxley's ghastly and graphic projection of Los Angeles as a ruinous, sprawling ossuary in the aftermath of the atomic Third World War."
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43 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1950. 6th collection of essays. 7 pieces. "Variations on a Philosopher" alone takes 150 pages.
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24 recensioner
3.9
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Waldstein: 1952. 3rd non-fiction. DB: "a compelling psychological study of of sexual hysteria in seventeenth-century France".
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509 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1955. 10th novel. DB: "Not for the first time, Huxley's theme is the havoc which ensues when a man with an idealistic conception of life born of a cloistered and emotionally deprived upbringing experiences the full, sensual impact of human passion."
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37 medlemmar
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4
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Waldstein: 1956. 7th collection of essays. 17 pieces. US title: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.
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4.2
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Waldstein: 1957. 21 stories from the five collections published between 1920 and 1930 (#5, 7, 10, 15, 20), plus one story from Crome Yellow (#6). 4 stories from the collections omitted: "Farcical History of Richard Greenow", "Uncle Spencer", "Two or Three Graces" and "After the Fireworks".
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26 recensioner
½ 3.6
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Waldstein: 1958. 8th collection of essays (on different aspects of his most famous novel). Still stimulating and controversial. 12 pieces, titled "chapter" but really essays.
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Waldstein: 1958. Arranged and with a new Preface by AH. 47 pieces, 43 previously collected in no fewer than 13 different volumes and 4 uncollected which are reprinted in Vol. 6 of Complete Essays (#49).
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46 recensioner
½ 3.7
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Waldstein: 1959. 4th non-fiction. First published separately in 1954 and 1956. The famous or notorious, unduly so in either case, account of Huxley's experiments with mescalin.
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47 medlemmar
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Waldstein: 1960. Essays. All previously collected. Edited and introduced by Morris Philipson. Good short introduction to the finest part of AH's output.
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3.8
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Waldstein: 1962. 11th novel. Utopian counterpart of Brave New World. Not a very good novel, but a brilliant piece of imaginative world building.
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Waldstein: 1963. 4th pamphlet.Reprinted in Vol. 6 of Complete Essays (#49).
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Waldstein: 1984. The first 18 pieces from Collected Short Stories; the last three - "Chawdron", "The Rest Cure", "The Claxtons" from Brief Candles (1930) - are omitted.
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5
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Waldstein: Triad/Paladin, 1984-85. 3 vols. in slipcase. Contains cheap but hansome paperback versions of #11, #14 and #26.
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Waldstein: 2000-2002, 6 vols. The most comprehensive edition of AH's essays, including the contents of all collections and all travel books mentioned above (#8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 23, 26, 28, 31, 37, 40), a few pamphlets (#21, 35, 44, 47), one full-length book (#29) and a number of previously uncollected pieces. Indispensable, never mind the scant and superficial editorial work. The volumes are handsomely produced hardcovers.
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Waldstein: 2016. Three longish short stories - "Uncle Spencer", "Two or Three Graces" and "After the Fireworks" - omitted from Collected Short Stories (probably due to their length).