Letters of Adlous Huxley edited by Grover Smith


Hardcover. Conditon: Fine. Dust Jacket: Very Good. 1969. Chatto & Windus (London).

Dust Jacket protected in mylar sleeve.

The letters of Aldous Huxley, published just six years after his death in 1963, are divided into four groups and arranged in chronological order. The first group covers Huxley's childhood, the second the period  of his early novels and brilliant volumes of essays. Third date from the 1930s to the 1950s and begin shortly after Huxley's move to California and concern his growing interest in philosophy, medicine, and mystic religions. The final group from 1953 until his death deal with his experiences under mescalin and related drugs.

Together they give a wholly insightful look into one of the famous literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.