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The Doors Of Perception  : Vintage Classics - Aldous Huxley

The Doors Of Perception

Vintage Classics

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Published: 2nd September 2004
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In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything was transformed. Huxley described his experience in The Doors of Perception and its sequel Heaven and Hell.

About the Author

Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel,Crome Yellow , which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay , Those Barren Leaves and Point Counter Point - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthless.

"The Doors of Perception is a poignant book, partly because it reveals the human frailties and yearnings of a very cerebral writer" Financial Times "You can look at Aldous Huxley and draw parallels with the Beatles: Crome Yellow and Those Barren Leaves were his breakthrough Merseybeat books, Point Counter Point was his 'Revolver', with The Doors of Perception his full-blown Sergeant Pepper trip. Like the Beatles, Huxley had so many ideas in his head that it was natural he would want to expand and experiment. What drugs provided for them both was not escape, but reevaluation" The Times "There is nothing the pen of Huxley touches which it does not illuminate, and as the record of a highly civilised, brilliantly articulate man under the influence of an astonishing drug, The Doors of Perception is a tour de force" Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780099458203
ISBN-10: 0099458209
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 123
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.116