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About the Author

Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on July 26, 1894 in Surrey, England, as the third son of Dr. Leonard Huxley and Julia Arnold. Huxley was born into a long line of scientists and intellectuals. His grandfather Thomas Henry Huxley, had the nickname “Darwin's Bulldog” for his fierce defense of evolutionary science and for his passion for teaching Victorian scientific advancements to Britain's working classes. Aldous Huxley was also related to the poet Matthew Arnold on his mother's side of the family., These two disciplines, literature and science, converged at the end of the Victorian era and characterize Huxley's own career and ambitions as an author, journalist, and humanist.

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