Here is a list of the best Aldous Huxley books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychadelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books—The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell—in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, reveals the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This new edition also features an additional essay, “Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds,” which is now included for the first time.”A genuine spiritual quest. … Extraordinary.” — New York Times…
2. The Perennial Philosophy (2009)
An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the “divine reality” common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley “The Perennial Philosophy,” Aldous Huxley writes, “may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.” With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how…
3. Island (2009)
In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn’t expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope….
Brave New World author Aldous Huxley on enlightenment and the “ultimate reality”.In this anthology of twenty-six essays and other writings, Huxley discusses the nature of God, enlightenment, being, good and evil, religion, eternity, and the divine. Huxley consistently examined the spiritual basis of both the individual and human society, always seeking to reach an authentic and clearly defined experience of the divine. Featuring an introduction by renowned religious scholar Huston Smith, this celebration of “ultimate reality” proves relevant and prophetic in addressing the spiritual hunger so many feel today….
5. Brave New World (2006)
Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley’s enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit “A masterpiece. … One of the most prophetic dystopian works.” —Wall Street Journal Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling…
The astonishing novel , originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley’s vision of the future – of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley’s most enduring masterpiece. Following is the nonfiction work , first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge…
7. The Devils of Loudun (P.S.) (2009)
Aldous Huxley’s acclaimed and gripping account of one of the strangest occurrences in history In 1643 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent’s charismatic priest Urban Grandier—accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge—was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft. In this classic work by the legendary Aldous Huxley—a remarkable true story of religious and sexual…
8. After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (1993)
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 Aldous Huxley’s caustic and entertaining satire on man’s desire to live indefinitely. With his customary wit and intellectual sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters in their quest for the eternal, finishing on a note of horror. “This is Mr. Huxley’s Hollywood novel, and you might expect it to be fantastic, extravagant, crazy and preposterous. It is all that, and heaven and hell too….It is the kind of novel that he is particularly the master of, where the most extraordinary and…
9. Eyeless in Gaza: A Novel (P.S.) (2009)
Written at the height of his powers immediately after Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s highly acclaimed Eyeless in Gaza is his most personal novel. Huxley’s bold, nontraditional narrative tells the loosely autobiographical story of Anthony Beavis, a cynical libertine Oxford graduate who comes of age in the vacuum left by World War I. Unfulfilled by his life, loves, and adventures, Anthony is persuaded by a charismatic friend to become a Marxist and take up arms with Mexican revolutionaries. But when their disastrous embrace of violence nearly kills them, Anthony is left…
10. Point Counter Point (British Literature) (1996)
One of Huxley’s masterpieces one of the Modern Library’s “100 Best Works of the Century.”…
Un mundo feliz es un clásico de la literatura de este siglo. Con ironía mordiente, el genial autor inglés plasma una sombría metáfora sobre el futuro, muchas de cuyas previsiones se han materializado, acelerada e inquietantemente, en los últimos años. La novela describe un mundo en el que finalmente se han cumplido los peores vaticinios: triunfan los dioses del consumo y la comodidad, y el orbe se organiza en diez zonas en apariencia seguras y estables. Sin embargo, este mundo ha sacrificado valores humanos…
Selected writings from the author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception on the role of psychedelics in society. • Includes letters and lectures by Huxley never published elsewhere. In May 1953 Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. The mystical and transcendent experience that followed set him off on an exploration that was to produce a revolutionary body of work about the inner reaches of the human mind. Huxley was decades ahead of his time in his anticipation of the dangers modern culture was creating through explosive…
13. Antic Hay (1997)
London life just after World War I, devoid of values and moving headlong into chaos at breakneck speed – Aldous Huxley’s Antic Hay, like Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, portrays a world of lost souls madly pursuing both pleasure and meaning. Fake artists, third-rate poets, pompous critics, pseudo-scientists, con-men, bewildered romantics, cock-eyed futurists – all inhabit this world spinning out of control, as wildly comic as it is disturbingly accurate. In a style that ranges from the lyrical to the absurd, and with characters whose identities shift and change as often as their names and appearances, Huxley has here…
Best Aldous Huxley Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Epilogue to The Devils of Loudun
Author(s): Aldous Huxley, author; Sarai Iehanne van Beeuwelan, editor
Publisher: RozBal Press, Year: 2019, Size: 125 Kb, Download: pdf
Complete Works of Aldous Huxley
Author(s): Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Delphi Classics, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
Psychedelic Prophets: The Letters of Aldous Huxley and Humphry Osmond
Author(s): Cynthia Carson Bisbee, Paul Bisbee, Erika Dyck, Patrick Farrell
Publisher: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
We Are Amphibians: Julian and Aldous Huxley on the Future of Our Species
Author(s): R. S. Deese
Publisher: University of California Press, Year: 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.