Written February 8th, 2018
Bedford, Sybille. Aldous Huxley: A Biography. Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
This book contains the history of Aldous’ life from beginning to end. It encompasses what shaped him into the writer he became and how he came up with his greatest work, Brave New World.
Sion, Ronald T. Aldous Huxley and the Search for Meaning: A Study of the Eleven Novels. McFarland & Co., 2010.
In this biography, the beginning of Aldous’ life is explained with his family influences, how
changes in society shaped his writing, and his initial development into the novelist. This
biography also includes Aldous’ use of satire in his novels and how his novels helped push
him to the success that he is.
Smith, Brian. “Haec Fabula Docet: Anti-Essentialism and Freedom in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.” Philosophy and Literature, vol. 35, no. 2, Oct. 2011, pp. 348–359.EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/phl.2011.0017.
This journal discusses Aldous’ dystopia and how it has political philosophy woven in it. It also discusses the relationship between freedom and truth in his novel.
Congdon, Brad. “’Community, Identity, Stability’: The Scientific Society and the Future of Religion in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.” ESC: English Studies in Canada, vol. 37, no. 3-4, Sept. 2011, pp. 83–105. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/esc.2011.0041.
This journal analyzes what society could become if Brave New World was a reality. It also goes onto discuss both Aldous and Julian Huxley and how they were influenced on this way of thinking.
Pearce, David. “Brave New World? A Defence Of Paradise-Engineering.” Aldous Huxley : Brave New World, BLTC Research, 1998, http://www.huxley.net/.
This website talks about his famous novel, Brave New World, and the meaning behind it. It also talks about the book itself and the messages it provides.
Maurini, Alessandro. Aldous Huxley: The Political Thought of a Man of Letters. Lexington Books, 2017.
This book describes Aldous’ personal political views throughout his life. It describes his quest to solve issues of contemporary liberalism and how important his influence is on twentieth-century political views.
Jog, Dattatreya Vishnu Aldous Huxley: The Novelist. Folcroft Library Editions, 1977.
This book explains his novels and digs to find the deeper meanings in them. To be specific, this book explores the ideological context behind his works, deep readings of his novels, and analysis of how he portrays his characters.
Aldous Huxley Interview. The Mike Wallace Interview, American Broadcasting Company, 1958, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQZ-2iMUR0&list=WL&index=93&t=1s.
This media presentation is a direct interview with the author Aldous Huxley himself. They discuss Aldous’ thoughts on overpopulation in America, propaganda and his thoughts on a dystopian society.