20 Mind-Bending Aldous Huxley Book Covers

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Today marks the 120th birthday of English novelist and prolific essayist Aldous Huxley. The Brave New World author’s scathing critique of the mass media and the government (and their use of technology) positioned him at the center of intellectual discourse and made him one of the most widely read science fiction authors of his time. Huxley’s vision of a dystopian society, his experiences with psychedelics, and his fascination with parapsychology and philosophical mysticism are evident throughout his works — and his book covers. Inspired by the author’s mind-bending tales and theories, enjoy this collection of Huxley book cover art worthy of his surreal stories.

“At first glance the intricate web-like pattern on his face and head brings to mind the use of henna for body decoration, a custom practised in parts of Asia and a reference to the novel’s geographical setting, but on closer inspection the pattern reveals an Arcadian shoreline, and like the island he is drifting towards, his face is a cliff face, replete with tropical vegetation.”

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