Brave New World Aldous Huxley Science fiction novel writer books cover art Chatto & Windus 1932 London man woman

JULY 26 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1875 – Carl Jung the Swiss psychiatrist was born on the 26th June 1875 (d. 1961).

1894 – ALDOUS HUXLEY the English author was born on the 26th July in 1894 (d. 1963). Aldous Huxley is best known for his novel Brave New Worldwritten in 1931 and published in 1932. Brave New World was set in London in the year 2540, and anticipated developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning to change society. The Modern Library ranked Brave New World 5th on the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century list, and considered one of the top 100 greatest novels of all time.

Brave New World Aldous Huxley Science fiction novel writer books cover art Chatto & Windus 1932 London man woman
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, cover art by Leslie Holland and published in London by Chatto & Windus in 1932

1921 ~ Jeffrey Smart (AO) the Australian painter known for his Precisionist depictions of urban landscapes was born on the 26th July 1921 (died 20 June 2013 aged 91). The Age news: Jeffrey Smart dead at 91

Today in History for July 26th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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