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Aldous Huxley

(1894 - 1963)


When my grandchildren ask me what I did at Oxford, I tell them that my friend Lykeham was an Exhibitioner at Swellfoot College. He combined blood with brains. Last night I went to see a capital...

12 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art of Numbers

Emberlin made a discovery about Discoveries and smiled benignly at me as I entered his room. He had the power of stimulating others to talk well. Emberlin was academic, immensely erudite, but in a...

17 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Happy Families

In a conservatory, tropical plants loom through a greenish aquarium twilight. The conservatory is palpitating and steaming with tropical life and heat. Two families enter the ballroom, Mr. Aston J....

19 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Bookshop

The inhabitants of the grand street did their shopping in the tiny shop, and the owner was standing in the doorway, a little man. He took the first volume that came to my hand. A bearded old man...

8 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Death of Lully

The sea lay in a breathing calm, and the galley stirred. Two figures were sleeping or playing at dice on deck, when a clamour rose up from the little African town. A young man lay down on his couch...

22 min read · Rating: G · Read story