Aldous Huxley, author of eleven novels, remains one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, his work resistant to passing fads in literature. This critical biography explores Huxley's life-long quest for self-actualization by interfacing the events of his life with details of the creative period that produced each book. The text weaves Huxley's letters, essays and interviews with the thematic content of each novel, providing a unique look into the man's life and work. Of utmost importance is the depiction of an individual striving for the intellectual growth that would yield a sound philosophical and spiritual view of life, one he infused into his work.
Ronald T. Sion has spent 28 years as an educator. He is the author of numerous articles and short stories and has self-published two books. He currently teaches English at Cranston High School East in Cranston, Rhode Island, and has served on the adjunct faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design.