A Good Hire

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.

  1. He wrote his masterpiece, Brave New World, in 1932.  He wrote the book in just 4 months.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.