Beyond the Mexique Bay

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Flamingo, 1934 - Travel - 191 pages
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The author describes his experiences traveling through the Caribbean to Guatemala and southern Mexico in 1933

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User Review  - blake.rosser - LibraryThing

Disappointing, by far the worst book I´ve read of Huxley´s. It´s his travelogue of a trip he took to Guatemala and Mexico in the early 30s. His observations of the culture and people are occasionally ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fledgist - LibraryThing

Huxley's account of his journey to Guatemala and southern Mexico via the West Indies. This is an idiosyncratic piece of travel writing by a great novelist. Worth reading, though his perspective is very much of its times (the early 1930s) and needs to be taken with care. Read full review


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About the author (1934)

Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H. Huxley. Following an eye illness at age 16 that resulted in near-blindness, Huxley abandoned hope of a career in medicine and turned instead to literature, attending Oxford University and graduating with honors. While at Oxford, he published two volumes of poetry. Crome Yellow, his first novel, was published in 1927 followed by Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves, and Point Counter Point. His most famous novel, Brave New World, published in 1932, is a science fiction classic about a futuristic society controlled by technology. In all, Huxley produced 47 works during his long career, In 1947, Huxley moved with his family to southern California. During the 1950s, he experimented with mescaline and LSD. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision. In 1959, Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died on November 22, 1963.

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