On this day in 1917, 23-year-old Aldous Huxley was hired as a schoolmaster at Eton. Here are 3 fun facts about ol’ Aldous.
He wrote his masterpiece, Brave New World, in 1932. He wrote the book in just 4 months.
He was a proponent for controlled use of psychedelic drugs to liberate the mind. He wrote two books on the subject, one of which was called The Doors of Perception. A slightly famous band took their name from that title: The Doors.
While at Eton, Aldous taught a young man named Eric Blair. The world would later come to know Eric by his pen name, George Orwell.