Saturday, 19 March 2022

Aldous Huxley: A Brief Bibliography



Aldous Huxley

A Brief Bibliography

 

NB. The arrangement is personal and by no means free from bias. Reprints and other editions make no attempt to be comprehensive. Their aim is to put the works in some sort of historical context and to give an idea of their popularity through the years. Contents, however, are as full and accurate as I could make them. CE = Collected Edition of the Works of Aldous Huxley. PL = Phoenix Library.

 

A. Essays

A1. On the Margin (1923)

A2. Proper Studies (1927)

A3. Do What You Will (1929)

A4. Music at Night (1931)

A5. The Olive Tree (1936)

A6. Themes and Variations (1950)

A7. Adonis and the Alphabet (1956)

A8. Brave New World Revisited (1958)

 

B. Non-Fiction

B1. Along the Road (1925)

B2. Jesting Pilate (1926)

B3. Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934)

B4. Ends and Means (1937)

B5. Grey Eminence (1941)

B6. The Devils of Loudun (1952)

B7. The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell (1959)

 

C. Novels

C1. Crome Yellow (1921)

C2. Antic Hay (1923)

C3. Those Barren Leaves (1925)

C4. Point Counter Point (1928)

C5. Brave New World (1932)

C6. Eyeless in Gaza (1936)

C7. After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (1939)

C8. Time Must Have a Stop (1944)

C9. Ape and Essence (1948)

C10. The Genius and the Goddess (1955)

C11. Island (1962)

 

D. Short Stories

D1. Limbo (1920)

D2. Mortal Coils (1922)

D3. Little Mexican (1924)

D4. Two or Three Graces (1926)

D5. Brief Candles (1930)

 

E. Pamphlets

E1. Vulgarity in Literature (1930)

E2. Words and Their Meanings (1940)

E3. Science, Liberty and Peace (1946)

E4. Literature and Science (1963)

 

F. Poems

F1. The Burning Wheel (1916)

F2. Jonah (1917)

F3. The Defeat of Youth (1918)

F4. Leda (1920)

F5. The Cicadas (1931)

 

G. Anthologies                        

G1. Texts and Pretexts (1932)

G2. The Perennial Philosophy (1945)

 

H. Collected Editions

H1. Essays New and Old (1926)

H2. Verses and A Comedy (1946)

H3. Collected Short Stories (1957)

H4. Collected Essays (1958)

H5. On Arts and Artists (1960)

H6. The Gioconda Smile and Other Stories (1984)

H7. Huxley on Travel (1984/85)

H8. Complete Essays (2000–2002)

H9. After the Fireworks (2018)

 

A.    Essays

A1.          On the Margin (1923)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1923. Reprinted, 1926, 1948 (CE), 1956 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1923.  

c.     27 essays from periodicals, none previously collected. All reprinted in H8/i. 9 reprinted in H1. 2 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: Centenaries – On re-reading Candide – Accidie – Subject-matter of Poetry – Water Music – Pleasures – Modern Folk Poetry – Bibliophily – Democratic Art – Accumulations – On Deviating into Sense – Polite Conversation – Nationality in Love – How the Days Draw In! – Tibet – Beauty in 1920 – Great Thoughts – Advertisement – Euphues Redivivus – The Author of Eminent Victorians – Edward Thomas – A Wordsworth Anthology – Verhaeren – Edward Lear – Sir Christopher Wren – Ben Jonson – Chaucer

A2.          Proper Studies (1927)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1927. Reprinted, 1939, 1949 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1928; Shohakusha, 1959.

c.     Notes. Introduction and 11 essays. All essays reprinted in H8/ii.

d.     Contents: Introduction – The Idea of Equality – Varieties of Intelligence – Education – Political Democracy – The Essence of Religion – A Note on Dogma – The Substitutes for Religion – Personality and the Discontinuity of the Mind – A Note on Ideals – A Note on Eugenics – Comfort

A3.          Do What You Will (1929)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1929. Reprinted, 1931 (PL), 1949 (CE), 1956.

b.     Other editions: Chapman and Hall, 1929; Doubleday Doran, 1930; Watts, 1936 & 1937 (The Thinker’s Library).

c.     Notes. 12 essays. All reprinted in H8/ii. 5 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: One and Many – Silence is Golden – Spinoza’s Worm – Swift – Paradise – Wordsworth in the Tropics – Fashions in Love – Francis and Grigory – Baudelaire – Holy Face – Revolutions – Pascal

A4.          Music at Night (1931)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1931. Reprinted, 1932, 1938 (PL), 1960 (CE) & 1970 (+ E1).

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1931; Penguin, 1950 & 1955; Flamingo, 1984; Triad, 1985 (+ E1).

c.     Notes. 25 essays, grouped in four sections. All reprinted in H8/iii. 4 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents:

                                                    i.     Section I: Tragedy and the Whole Truth – The Rest is Silence – Art and the Obvious – ‘And wanton optics roll the melting eye’ – Music at Night – Meditation on El Greco

                                                   ii.     Section II: Meditation in Arundel Street – Meditation on the Moon – On Grace – Squeak and Gibber – Beliefs and Actions – Notes on Liberty and the Boundaries of the Promised Land – On the Charms of History and the Future of the Past

                                                 iii.     Section III: Obstacle Race – To the Puritan All Things are Impure – Document – Points of View – Ethics in Andalusia

                                                 iv.     Section IV: Foreheads Villainous Low – The New Romanticism – Selected Snobberies – The Beauty Industry – Those Personal Touches – Wanted, a New Pleasure – Sermons in Cats

A5.          The Olive Tree (1936)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1936. Reprinted, 1937, 1947 (CE), 1973.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1937; Albatross, 1937.

c.     Notes. 16 essays. 2 reprinted from H1*. All reprinted in H8/iv. 3 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: Writers and Readers – T. H. Huxley as a Literary Man – Words and Behaviour – Modern Fetishism – Literature and Examinations – English Snobbery – Time and the Machine – New-Fashioned Christmas – Historical Generalizations – Crébillon the Younger* – Justifications – D. H. Lawrence – B. R. Haydon – Waterworks and Kings – In a Tunisian Oasis* – The Olive Tree

A6.          Themes and Variations (1950)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1950. Reprinted, 1954 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1950.

c.     Notes. 7 essays. All reprinted in H8/v. 2 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: Variations on a Philosopher – Art and Religion – Variations on a Baroque Tomb – Variations on El Greco – Variations on The Prisons – Variations on Goya – The Double Crisis

A7.          Adonis and the Alphabet (1956)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1956. Reprinted, 1975.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1956; Signet, 1964; Perennial Library, 1972. All US editions retitled Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow.

c.     Notes. 17 essays. All reprinted in H8/v. 8 reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: The Education of an Amphibian – Knowledge and Understanding – The Desert – Ozymandias – Liberty, Quality, Machinery – Censorship and Spoken Literature – Canned Fish – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Hyperion to a Satyr – Mother – Adonis and the Alphabet – Miracle in Lebanon – Usually Destroyed – Famagusta or Paphos – Faith, Taste and History – Doodles in the Dictionary – Gesualdo: Variations on a Musical Theme – Appendix  

A8.          Brave New World Revisited (1958)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1958. Reprinted, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1970.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1958; Bantam, 1960; Harper & Row, 1965; Triad, 1983; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2004; Harper Perennial, 2006.

c.     Notes. Foreword and 12 chapters on his most famous novel [C5], virtually all of them finished essays. Full contents included in H8/vi.

d.     Contents: Foreword – Overpopulation – Quantity, Quality, Morality – Over-Organisation – Propaganda in a Democratic Society – Propaganda Under a Dictatorship – The Arts of Selling – Brainwashing – Chemical Persuasion – Subconscious Persuasion – Hypnopaedia – Education for Freedom – What Can Be Done?

 

B.    Non-Fiction

B1.          Along the Road (1925)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1925. Reprinted, 1928, 1930 (PL), 1948 (CE), 1974 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1925; Macmillan, 1925; Triad/Paladin, 1984 [H7]; Flamingo, 1994.

c.     Notes. 22 pieces, most of them finished essays, in four groups. 10 reprinted in H1, 4 in H4, all in H8/i.

d.     Contents:  

                                          i.     Travel in General: Why not Stay at Home? – Wander-Birds – The Traveller’s-Eye View – Guide-Books – Spectacles – The Country – Books for the Journey

                                         ii.     Places: Montesenario – Patinir’s River – Portoferraio – The Palio at Siena – Views of Holland – Sabbioneta

                                       iii.     Works of Art: Breughel – Rimini and Alberti – Conxolus – The Best Picture – The Pierian Spring

                                       iv.     By the Way: A Night at Pietramala – Work and Leisure – Popular Music – The Mystery of the Theatre

B2.          Jesting Pilate (1926)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1926. Reprinted, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948 (CE), 1957 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1926; Evergreen/Heinemann, 1940; Heron, 1969; Praeger, 1974; Triad/Paladin, 1984 [H7]; Paragon, 1991; Flamingo, 1994.

c.     Notes. AH roaming through India, Burma, Malaya and, to a lesser extent, China, Japan and the US. Subtitled “Diary of a Journey”. Numerous short sections with generic titles, grouped in four parts. Included complete in H8/ii. 2 pieces reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents:

                                          i.     Part I: India & Burma – Port Said – In the Red Sea – At Sea – Bombay – Kashmir – Srinagar – Taxila – Between Peshawar and Lahore – Lahore – Amritsar – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jodhpur – Ajmere – Pushkar Lake – Chitor – Udaipur – Cawpore – Benares – Lucknow – Delhi – Calcutta – On the Hoogly – Rangoon – On the Irrawaddy – Bhamo

                                         ii.     Part II: Malaya – Penang – Between Penang and Singapore – Singapore – Batavia, Java – Batavia – Garoet – Buitenzorg – At Sea – Miri, Sarawak – Labuan – Kudat, North Borneo – Sandakan – The Southern Philippines – Manila

                                       iii.     Part III: The Pacific – Shanghai – Japan – On the Pacific – At Sea

                                       iv.     Part IV: America – San Francisco – On the Train – Los Angeles: A Rhapsody – Chicago – New York – London

B3.          Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1934. Reprinted, 1936, 1949 (CE), 1950 (CE), 1974 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1934; Albatross, 1935; Penguin, 1955; Vintage, 1960 & 1962; Triad/Paladin, 1985 [H7].

c.     Notes. AH in the Caribbean and Central America, mostly Mexico. Numerous short sections with generic titles. Included complete in H8/iii. 2 pieces reprinted in H4.

d.     Contents: On the Ship – Barbados – Trinidad – Caracas – Colon – Jamaica – British Honduras – Puerto Barrios – Quirigua – In the Train – Guatemala City – Ciudad Vieja – Antigua – On the Road – Atitlan – Sololà – Chichicastenango – Zacapulas – Momostenango – Copan – En Route – Progreso – Miahuatlan – Ejutla – Oaxaca – Monte Alban – Etla – Mitl – Puebla – Cholula – Mexico City – Taxco

B4.          Ends and Means (1937)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1937.

b.     Notes. 15 chapters, some self-sufficient, but not really an essay collection. Included complete in H8/iv. 2 chapters reprinted in H4.

c.     Contents: Goals, Roads and Contemporary Starting-point – The Nature of Explanation – Efficacy and Limitations of Large-scale Social Reform – Social Reform and Violence – The Planned Society – Nature of the Modern State – Centralization and Decentralization – Decentralization and Self-government – War – Individual Work for Reform – Inequality – Education – Religious Practices – Beliefs – Ethics

B5.          Grey Eminence (1941)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1941. Reprinted, 1943 (4th impr.), 1949 (6th impr.), 1956 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1941 & 1966; Readers Union, 1944; MacMillan, 1949; Meridian, 1959 & 1962; Triad/Granada, 1982; Vintage, 2005.

c.     Notes. Biography François Leclerc du Tremblay. Subtitled “A Study in Religion and Politics”. The penultimate chapter, “Politics and Religion”, often reprinted as an essay; see H4 and H8/v.

d.     Contents: On the Road to Rome – Childhood and Youth – The Religious Background – The Evangelist – The Approach to Politics – The Two Collaborators – La Rochelle – The Diet of Ratsbon – Nothing Fails Like Success – Politics and Religion – The Final Scene

B6.          The Devils of Loudun (1952)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1952.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1953 & 1971; Readers Union, 1954; Penguin, 1971, 1972, 1973; Folio Society, 1986; Book-of-the-Month Club, 1992; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2005; Harper Perennial, 2009.

c.     Notes. In five parts. Entrancing account of witch hunting in 17th-century France.

d.     Contents: An Evening at Mrs Aldwinkle’s – Fragments from the Autobiography of Francis Chelifer – The Loves of the Parallels – The Journey – Conclusions

B7.          The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell (1959)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1954 (The Doors of Perception); Chatto and Windus, 1956 (Heaven and Hell); omnibus edition, 1959.

b.     Other editions: Penguin, 1959, 1960, 1965 & 1971; Harper & Row, 1963; HarperCollins, 1977; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2004; Harper Perennial, 2004.

c.     Notes. The most incredible hallucinogenic and mystical rubbish ever to have come from the pen of a truly great writer. Both works included complete in H8/v-vi.

 

C.    Novels

C1.          Crome Yellow (1921)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1921. Reprinted, 1928 (PL), 1949 (CE), 1952 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Garden City, 1922; Penguin, 1936, 1937, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1969 & 1973; Albatross, 1938; Bantam, 1962, 1965 & 1968; Heron, 1968 (+ C2); Harper & Row, 1974; Granada, 1982.

c.     Notes. Chapter XIII often reprinted as a short story as “Sir Hercules”. See H3 and H6.

C2.          Antic Hay (1923)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1923. Reprinted, 1927, 1928 (PL), 1929 (PL), 1930 (PL), 1932 (PL), 1936, 1945 (CE), 1949 (CE) & 1971 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1923; Garden City, 1923; Modern Library, 1923, 1933, 1943, 1946, 1951 & 1962; Albatross, 1932, 1937 & 1955; Bantam, 1953 & 1957; Penguin, 1946, 1948, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1965 & 1969; Perennial Library, 1965; Triad/Panther, 1977; Granada, 1982; Vintage, 2004.

C3.          Those Barren Leaves (1925)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1925. Reprinted, 1927, 1928 (PL), 1929 (PL), 1931 (PL), 1934, 1940, 1949 (CE), 1950.

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1925; Tauchnitz, 1928; Albatross, 1947; Penguin, 1951, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1967 (Modern Classics) & 1973; Avon, 1959 & 1964; Triad/Granada, 1978.

C4.          Point Counter Point (1928)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1928. Reprinted, 1929 (3rd impr.), 1930 (4th impr.), 1937, 1941, 1947 (CE), 1963 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1928 & 1929; Grosset & Dunlap, 1928; Literary Guild, 1928; Modern Library, 1928, 1930, 1940, 1951, 1955 & 1960; Harper and Brothers, 1928 & 1947; Tauchnitz, 1929; Albatross, 1937; Avon, 1955; Penguin, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 & 1975; Folio Society, 1958; Heron, 1968; Panther, 1978; Triad/Grafton, 1978; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2004.

C5.          Brave New World (1932)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1932. Reprinted, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941 (PL) 1942, 1950 (CE), 1952, 1958 (CE), 1964 (CE), 1970 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1932; Musson Book Company, 1932; Albatross, 1933 & 1947; Harper & Brothers, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947 & 1950; Harper & Row, 1946, 1965 & 1969; Modern Library, 1946, 1956 & 1958; Zodiac Press, 1948; Bantam, 1952, 1955, 1960, 1966 & 1968; Vanguard, 1952 & 1956; Penguin, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1972 & 1974; Time Inc, 1963; Folio Society, 1971, 1980, 1997 & 2013; Heritage Press, 1974; Easton Press, 1978; Amereon House, 1979; Guild, 1979; Longman, 1981, 1986 & 1991; Reclam, 1992; Flamingo, 1994; Harper Perennial, 1998; Vintage, 2004; Arcturus, 2014; Indigo, 2015.

c.     Notes. Much the most famous work ever published by AH. Subject to his own commentary in book form 26 years later. See A8.

C6.          Eyeless in Gaza (1936)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1936. Reprinted, 1938, 1942, 1949, 1950 & 1955 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1936; Bantam, 1954 & 1968; Penguin, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1971 & 1975; Harper Perennial, 1976 & 2009; Grafton, 1977; Flamingo, 1994; Carroll & Graf, 1995; Vintage, 2004 & 2014.

C7.          After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (1939)

a.     Harper, 1939.

b.     Other editions: Avon, 1952, 1954 & 1964; Ivan R. Dee, 1993.

C8.          Time Must Have a Stop (1944)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1944. Reprinted, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1966 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Harper and Brothers, 1944; Sun Dial Press, 1947; Berkley, 1953; Harper Perennial, 1965; Dalkey Archive Press, 1998; Vintage, 2015.

C9.          Ape and Essence (1948)

a.     Harper and Brothers, 1948.

b.     Other editions: Bantam, 1948, 1958, 1962, 1964 & 1968; Chatto and Windus, 1949, 1951 (CE) & 1960 (CE); Harper, 1948; Heron, 1970; Harper Colophon, 1983; Panther, 1990; Ivan R. Dee, 1992; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2005.

C10.      The Genius and the Goddess (1955)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1955.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1955; Bantam, 1956 & 1969; Triad/Granada, 1982; Flamingo, 1994; Harper Perennial, 2009; Vintage, 2015.

C11.      Island (1962)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1962.

b.     Other editions: Harper, 1962; Bantam, 1963; Penguin, 1964; Triad/Grafton, 1976; Flamingo, 1994; Vintage, 2005; Harper Perennial, 2009.

 

D.    Short Stories

D1.          Limbo (1920)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1920. Reprinted, 1923, 1924, 1928 (PL), 1946 (CE), 1950 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1920; Heron, 1968.

c.     Notes. 6 stories + 1 play. All stories except the first included in H3.

d.     Contents: Farcical History of Richard Greenow – Happily Ever After – Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art by Numbers – Cynthia – The Bookshop – The Death of Lully – Happy Families (play)

D2.          Mortal Coils (1922)         

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1922. Reprinted, 1932, 1949 (CE), 1971 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1922; Harper and Brothers, 1948; Albatross, 1955; Penguin, 1955, 1956, 1962.

c.     Notes. 4 stories + 1 play. All stories included in H3.

d.     Contents: The Gioconda SmileThe Tillotson BanquetGreen TunnelsNuns at Luncheon – Permutations Among the Nightingales (play)

D3.          Little Mexican (1924)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1924. Reprinted, 1927, 1929 (PL), 1948 (CE), 1973 (CE).

b.     Other editions: apparently none?!

c.     Notes: 6 stories. All except the first included in H3.

d.     Contents: Uncle Spencer – Little Mexican – Hubert and Minnie – Fard – The Portrait – Young Archimedes

D4.          Two or Three Graces (1926)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1926. Reprinted, 1929 (CE), 1949 (CE), 1963 (CE) & 1975.

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1926; Macmillan, 1926; Heron, 1969.

c.     Notes. 4 stories. All stories except the last included in H3. See also H9.

d.     Contents: Half-holiday – The Monocle – Fairy Godmother – Two or Three Graces

D5.          Brief Candles (1930)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1930. Reprinted, 1931 (PL), 1934 (PL), 1948 (CE).

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1930; Tauchnitz, 1930 & 1947; Albatross, 1935; Penguin, 1965, 1969, 1971 & 1973; Panther, 1977; Granada, 1984; Flamingo, 1994.

c.     Notes. 4 stories. All except the last included in H3. See also H9.

d.     Contents: Chawdron – The Rest Cure – The Claxtons – After the Fireworks

 

E.    Pamphlets

E1.Vulgarity in Literature (1930)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1930. Reprinted, 1940.

b.     Other editions: Haskell House, 1956.

c.     Notes. Also appeared in Saturday Review of Literature, September 27, 1930. Reprinted complete in H8/iii and abridged in H4. Included in some editions of A4.

E2.Words and Their Meanings (1940)

a.     Ward Ritchei Press, 1940.

b.     Other editions: RIT Press, 2018; Foreword by Jon Budington; Afterword by Bruce A. Austin.

c.     Notes. Something of a rarity in AH’s bibliography, apparently never collected and never reprinted until 2018.

E3.Science, Liberty and Peace (1946)

a.     Fellowship Publ., 1946.

b.     Other editions: Chatto and Windus, 1947.

c.     Notes. Reprinted in H8/v. Parts included in H4.

E4.Literature and Science (1963)

a.     Harper & Row, 1963.

b.     Other editions: Chatto and Windus, 1963; Leete’s Island Books, 1982; Ox Bow Press, 1991.       

c.     Notes. Reprinted in H8/vi.

 

F.    Poems

F1.          The Burning Wheel (1916)

a.     B. H. Blackwell, 1916.

b.     Notes. 51 pp. 250 copies printed.

F2.          Jonah (1917)

a.     Publisher unknown, 1917.

b.     Other editions: Gotham Book Mart, 1979, facsimile edition of the author’s autograph limited to 150 copies, apparently first reprint 62 years after first publication.

c.     Notes. A single poem (14 pp) published anonymously at Christmas 1917 in a very limited number of copies.

F3.          The Defeat of Youth (1918)

a.     B. H. Blackwell / Longmans, Green, 1918.

b.     Notes. 250 copies. 48 pp. 36 poems.

F4.          Leda (1920)

a.     Chatto and Windus, April 1920. Reprinted, 1926.

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1920.

c.     Notes. 80 pp. 26 poems.

F5.          The Cicadas (1931)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1931.

b.     Other editions: Doubleday Doran, 1931.

c.     Notes. 30 poems. All reprinted in H2.

d.     Contents: Theatre of varieties – Picture by Goya – Caligula – Nero and Sporus, I – Nero and Sporus, II – Mythological incident – Femmes Damnées – Arabia Felix – The Moor –Noblest Romans – Orion – Meditation – September – Seasons – Storm at night – Mediterranean – Tide – Fête Nationale – Midsummer day – Autumn stillness – Apennine –Almeria – Pagan year – Armour – Sheep – Black country – Carpe Noctem – The pergola –Lines – The cicadas.

 

G.   Anthologies

G1.         Texts and Pretexts (1932)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1932. Reprinted, 1933 (2nd impr.), 1935, 1939.

b.     Other editions: Harper and Brothers, 1933 & 1935; Norton, 1960; Grafton, 1977; Flamingo, 1994.

c.     Notes. A poetry anthology with extensive commentary by AH.

d.     Contents: Introduction – Visitations – Country Ecstasies – The Individual – Man and Nature – Man and Behemoth – Earthly Paradise – Self Torture – The Nature of Love – Loneliness – Desire – Physical Passion – Love and Oblivion – Vamp – Right True End – Polygamy – Marriage – Love and Literature – Old Age – Memory – England – Progress – Abstraction – Hocus-pocus – Anti-clericalism – Money – Hypocrisy – The Worst Side – Comic Poetry – Conceits – Colloquialism and the Poetry of Common Life – Descriptions – Nonsense – Obscurity in Poetry – Magic – Music and Poetry – The Rest is Silence – God – Distractions – Amor Fati – Strenuous Life – Misery – Escape – Serenity – Death – Conclusions

G2.         The Perennial Philosophy (1945)

a.     Harper and Row, 1945.

b.     Other editions: Chatto and Windus, 1946, 1957 (6th impr.) & 1969 (CE).

c.     Fontana, 1958 & 1959; Harper Perennial, 2004 & 2009.

d.     Notes. The sages through the centuries according to AH.

e.     Contents: That Art Thou – The Nature of the Ground – Personality, Sanctity, Divine Incarnation – God in the World – Charity – Mortification, Non-Attachment, Right Livelihood – Truth – Religion and Temperament – Self-Knowledge – Grace and Free Will – Good and Evil – Time and Eternity – Salvation, Deliverance, Enlightenment – Immortality and Survival – Silence – Prayer – Suffering – Faith – God is not mocked – Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum – Idolatry – Emotionalism – The Miraculous – Ritual, Symbol, Sacrament – Spiritual Exercises – Perseverance and Regularity – Contemplation, Action, and Social Utility

H.    Collected Editions

H1.          Essays New and Old (1926)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1926. Limited to 650 copies signed by AH.

b.     Other editions: Doran, 1927.

c.     Notes. 28 essays. 20 of them previously collected in A1* and B1**. “In a Tunisian Oasis” and “Crébillon the Younger” reprinted in A5. “Where Are the Movies Moving?”, “The Importance of Being Nordic” and “Sincerity in Art” reprinted in H8/i-ii. “Bello Bello” and the two “Ballet in Criticism” pieces seem never to have been reprinted.

d.     Contents: In a Tunisian OasisThe Traveller’s-Eye View**Accidie*Breughel**Tibet**Ballet in Criticism: CallotModern Folk Poetry*Rimini and Alberti**Crébillon the YoungerAdvertisement*Montesenario**Euphues Redivivus*Bello BelloViews of Holland**Edward Lear*Ballet in Criticism: Scriabine, or The Voluptuous DentistSir Christopher Wren*The Country**On Deviating into Sense*Sabbioneta**Where Are the Movies Moving?Conxolus**The Importance of Being NordicChaucer*Popular Music**The Best Picture**Beauty in 1920*Sincerity in Art

H2.          Verses and A Comedy (1946)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1946 (CE).

b.     Notes. 76 poems = 22 early (1916–18) + 26 from F4 + 30 from F5. 1 play (1931).

c.     Contents:

                                          i.     Early Poems: Song of poplars – The reef – The elms – Out of the window – Anniversaries – Italy – By the fire – Valedictory – Minoan porcelain – Crapulous impression – Complaint of a poet manqué – Social amenities – Topiary – On the ‘bus – Points and lines – Stanzas – Poem – Scenes of the mind – L’après-midi d’un faune – Mole – Two realities – Philosophy

                                         ii.     Leda: Leda – The birth of god – On Hampstead heath – Sympathy – Male and female created he them – From the pillar – Jonah – Variations on a theme – A meldy by Scarlatti – A sunset – Life and art – First philosopher’s song – Second philosopher’s song – Fifth philosopher’s song – Ninth philosopher’s song – Morning – Verrey’s – Frascati’s – Fatigue – The merry-go-round – Black streets – Last things – Gothic – Evening party – Beauty – Soles occidere et redire possunt

                                       iii.     The Cicadas: Theatre of varieties – Picture of Goya – Caligula – Nero and Sporus, I – Nero and Sporus, II – Mythological incident – Femmes damnées – Arabia Infelix – The moor – Noblest Romans – Orion – Meditation – September – Seasons – Storm at Night – Mediterranean – Tide – Fête nationale – Midsummer day – Autumn stillness – Apennine – Almeria – Pagan year – Armour – Sheep – Black country – Carpe noctem – The pergola – Lines – The Cicadas

                                       iv.     The World of Light [a play in three acts]

H3.          Collected Short Stories (1957)

a.     Chatto and Windus, 1957. Reprinted, 1958 (2nd impr.).

b.     Other editions: Harper & Brothers, 1957; Bantam, 1964, 1966 & 1973; Vintage, 1969; Franklin Library, 1981; Ivan R. Dee, 1992.

c.     Notes. 21 stories from the five collections and the first novel [D1–D5, C1]. 4 stories omitted: “Farcical History of Richard Greenow”, “Uncle Spencer”, “Two or Three Graces”, “After the Fireworks”; the last three reprinted in H9. First 18 stories reprinted in H6.

d.     Contents: Happily Ever After – Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art by Numbers – Cynthia – The Bookshop – The Death of Lully – Sir Hercules – The Gioconda Smile – The Tillotson Banquet – Green Tunnels – Nuns at Luncheon – Little Mexican – Hubert and Minnie – Fard – The Portrait – Young Archimedes – Half-holiday – The Monocle – Fairy Godmother – Chawdron – The Rest Cure – The Claxtons

H4.          Collected Essays (1958)

a.     Harper & Brothers, 1958. Reprinted, 1959.

b.     Other editions: Chatto and Windus, 1959 & 1960; Bantam, 1960; Colophon, 1971.

c.     Notes. Arranged and with a new Preface by AH. 47 pieces, some abridged, all but four previously collected in no fewer than 14 works, 1923–56 [A1, A3–A7, B1–B5, B7, E1, E3], grouped in 4 sections and 12 subsections. The four uncollected pieces are included in H8/vi.

d.     Contents: Preface

                                          i.     Section I:

1.     Nature: Wordsworth in the Tropics [A3] – The Olive Tree [A5] – The Desert [A7]

2.     Travel: The Palio at Siena [B1] – Sabbioneta [B1] – Between Peshawar and Lahore [B2] – Jaipur [B2] – Atitlan [B3] – Sololà [B3] – In a Tunisian Oasis [A5] – Miracle in Lebanon [A7, abridged]

3.     Love, Sex, and Physical Beauty: Beauty in 1920 [A1] – Fashions in Love [A3] – Sermons in Cats [A4] – Appendix [A7]

                                         ii.     Section II

1.     Literature: Subject-Matter of Poetry [A1] – Tragedy and the Whole Truth [A4] – Vulgarity in Literature [E1, abridged] – D. H. Lawrence [A5] – Famagusta or Paphos [A7]

2.     Painting: Breughel [B1] – Meditation on El Greco [A4] – Form and Spirit in Art [A6, “Variations on El Greco”, abridged] – Variations on Goya [A6] – Landscape Painting as a Vision-Inducing Art [B7]

3.     Music: Popular Music [B1] – Music at Night [A4] – Gesualdo: Variations on a Musical Theme [A7]

4.     Matters of Taste and Style: Variations on a Baroque Tomb [A6] – Faith, Taste, and History [A7]

                                       iii.     Section III

1.     History: Maine de Biran: The Philosopher in History [A6, “Variations on a Philosopher”, abridged] – Usually Destroyed [A7]

2.     Politics: Words and Behaviour [A5] – Decentralization and Self-Government [B4] – Politics and Religion [B5] – The Scientist’s Role [E3] – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow [A7]

                                       iv.     Section IV

1.     Psychology: Madness, Badness, Sadness [Esquire, Jun 1956, previously uncollected] – A Case of Voluntary Ignorance [Esquire, Oct 1956, previously uncollected] – The Oddest Science [Esquire, Mar 1957, previously uncollected]

2.     Rx for Sense and Psyche: The Doors of Perception [B7, abridged] – Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds [Saturday Evening Post, Oct 1958, previously uncollected]

3.     Way of Life: Holy Face [A3] – Pascal [A3, abridged] – Beliefs [B4, abridged] – Knowledge and Understanding [A7]

H5.          On Arts and Artists (1960)

a.     Harper, 1960.

b.     Other editions: Meridian, 1960; Chatto and Windus, 1960.

c.     Notes. Essays and parts of essays, all previously collected. Edited and introduced by Morris Philipson. Except for H5, apparently the only (?!) fairly comprehensive selection of AH’s essays published during his life – or for a long time after that, for that matter.

d.     Contents:

                                          i.     Aesthetics: On tradition and individual style – Art and religion – Art and religion: the view from India – Faith, taste, and history – Sincerity in art – On the experience of nature and literary expression – Tragedy and the whole truth – To the Puritan all things are impure – Art and the obvious – “And wanton optics roll the melting eye” – On handicraft – On art, sanity, and mysticism – Adonis and the alphabet

                                         ii.     Criticism: Chaucer – Ben Johnson – Crébillon the Younger – Swift – Baudelaire – The best picture – Breughel – Variations on Goya – Variations on El Greco – Variations on “The prisons” – Doodles in a dictionary – On the absence of painters in the Tropics – Indian water colors – Rimini and Alberti – Sir Christopher Wren – The Taj Mahal – A note on architecture in India – Gesualdo: variations on a musical theme – Music in India and Japan – Music at night – The rest is silence.

H6.          The Gioconda Smile and Other Stories (1984)

a.     Triad/Granada, 1984.

b.     Notes. The first 18 stories from H3.

c.     Contents: Happily Ever After – Eupompus Gave Splendour to Art by Numbers – Cynthia – The Bookshop – The Death of Lully – Sir Hercules – The Gioconda Smile – The Tillotson Banquet – Green Tunnels – Nuns at Luncheon – Little Mexican – Hubert and Minnie – Fard – The Portrait – Young Archimedes – Half-holiday – The Monocle – Fairy Godmother

H7.          Huxley on Travel (1984–85)

a.     Triad/Paladin, 1984–85. 3 vols.

b.     Notes. Handsome set of cheap paperbacks in a slipcase.

c.     Contents: B1, B2, B3.

H8.          Complete Essays (2000–2002)

a.     Ivan R. Dee, 2000–2002. 6 vols.

b.     Notes. The only relatively complete edition of AH’s essays. Indifferent editorial work by Robert S. Baker and James Sexton: somewhat helpful introductions, but very few notes, sloppy publication histories and questionable thematic organisation. Nevertheless, an indispensable set for anybody seriously interested in AH.

c.     Contents: A1–A8; B1–B4; B7; 285 uncollected essays; 1 unpublished piece.

                                          i.     Vol. 1, 1920–1925: A1; B1; 97 uncollected essays.

1.     Architecture, Painting, Literature: Proust: The Eighteenth-Century Method [8 Aug 1919, Athenaeum] – A Ghost of the Nineties [10 Oct 1919, Athenaeum] – (On Essays) [20 Feb 1920, Athenaeum] – (Proust and Best-Sellers) [12 Mar 1920, Athenaeum] – (Godwin and Bailey) [16 Apr 1920, Athenaeum] – (Balzac and Social History) [23 Jul 1920, Athenaeum] – (Aristocracy and Literature) [27 Aug 1920, Athenaeum] – (Alfieri) [8 Oct 1920, Athenaeum] – (Bacon’s Symbolism) [19 Nov 1920, Athenaeum] – The Cry for a Messiah in the Arts [Jan 1922, Vanity Fair] – The Modern Spirit and a Family Party [Aug 1922, Vanity Fair] – Marie Laurencin: A Woman of Genius [Sep 1922, Vanity Fair] – A Film with a Warning [Oct 1922, Vanity Fair] – The Salzburg Festival [Dec 1922, Vanity Fair] – The Portraits of Augustus John [Jul 1923, Vanity Fair] – Royalty and a Caricature [Dec 1923, Athenaeum] – Centenaries [A1] – On Re-reading Candide [A1] – Subject-Matter of Poetry [A1] – Water Music [A1] – Bibliophily [A1] – Accumulations [A1] – On Deviating into Sense [A1] – Polite Conversation [A1] – Nationality in Love [A1] – How the Days Draw In [A1] – Beauty in 1920 [A1] – Great Thoughts [A1] – Advertisements [A1] – Euphues Redivivus [A1] – The Author of Eminent Victorians [A1] – Edward Thomas [A1] – A Wordsworth Anthology [A1] – Verhaeren [A1] – Edward Lear [A1] – Sir Christopher Wren [A1] – Ben Jonson [A1] – Chaucer [A1] – How to Write a Tragedy [May 1924, Vanity Fair] – The Importance of the Comic Genius [Jul 1924, Vanity Fair] – A Ballet in the Modernist Manner [Apr 1924, Vanity Fair] – Fashions in Visual Imagery [Oct 1924, Vanity Fair] – Popular Literature [Nov 1924, Vanity Fair] – Art and Life [Feb 1925, Vanity Fair] – The Spread of Bad Art [Mar 1925, Vanity Fair] – What, Exactly, Is Modern? [May 1925, Vanity Fair] – Where Are the Movies Moving? [July 1925, Vanity Fair] – The Pleasant and the Unpleasant [Sep 1925, Vanity Fair] – Books for the Journey [B1] – Sabbioneta [B1] – Breughel [B1] – Rimini and Alberti [B1] – Conxolus [B1] – The Best Picture [B1] – The Pierian Spring [B1] – The Mystery of the Theatre [B1]

2.     Music [all pieces from The Weekly Westminster Gazette]: Brahms [18 Feb 1922] – Busoni, Dr. Burney, and Others [25 Feb 1922] – The Interpreter and the Creator [4 Mar 1922] – Good-Popular Music [11 Mar 1922] – Instruction with Pleasure [18 Mar 1922] – Emotional Contributions [25 Mar 1922] – Light Opera and the New Stravinsky [8 Apr 1922] – The Mysteries of Music [15 Arp 1922] – Some Easter Music [22 Apr 1922] – Music and Machinery [29 Apr 1922] – Beethoven’s Quartets [6 May 1922] – Singing and Things Sung [13 May 1922] – Patriotism and Criticism [20 May 1922] – The Criticism of Music [27 May 1922] – A Problem of Musical History [17 Jun 1922] – The Question of Form [3 Jun 1922] – Literary Music [10 June 1922] – A Few Complaints [24 Jun 1922] – Mr. Lawrence’s Marchioness [1 Jul 1922] – Supplementing the Concerts [8 Jul 1922] – Orientalism in Music [15 Jul 1922] – Music in a Museum [22 Jul 1922] – Popular Tunes – Past and Present [29 Jul 1922] – Let Us Now Praise Famous Men [5 Aug 1922] – Thayer’s Beethoven [12 Aug 1922] – The Salzburg Festival – I [19 Aug 1922] – The Salzburg Festival – II [26 Aug 1922] – The Salzburg Festival – III [2 Sep 1922] – Mozart at Salzburg [9 Sep 1922] – Popular Music in Italy [16 Sep 1922] – Some Very Young Music [23 Sep 1922] – Reflections in the Promenade [30 Sep 1922] – Busoni Again [7 Oct 1922] – Reflections in the Concert Room [14 Oct 1922] – New Friends and Old [21 Oct 1922] – Variations [28 Oct 1922] – Music and Politics [4 Nov 1922] – An Orlando Gibbons Concert [11 Nov 1922] – The Arnold Bax Concert [18 Nov 1922] – Temporaries and Eternals [25 Nov 1922] – Verdi and Palestrina [2 Dec 1922] – Round About Don Juan [9 Dec 1922] – Delius and the Nature-Emotion [16 Dec 1922] – Bad Music [23 Dec 1922] – Music in the Encyclopaedia [30 Dec 1922] – Going to the Opera [6 Jan 1923] – Handel, Polly, and Ourselves [13 Jan 1923] – Music Clubs [20 Jan 1923] – Cherubini – Emotion and Form [27 Jan 1923] – Madrigals and Program Music [3 Feb 1923] – The Hymn and the Dream [10 Feb 1923] – Barbarism in Music [17 Feb 1923] – Notes on a Pianist and on Pianos [24 Feb 1923] – A Mozart Program [3 Mar 1923] – Contemporaneousness [10 Mar 1923] – Bach and Handel [17 Mar 1923] – Books About Music [31 Mar 1923] – What Are the Wild Waves Saying? [7 Apr 1923] – Brahms’s Birthday [12 May 1923] – Opera, Marionettes, and Battistini [19 May 1923] – Eclecticism [26 May 1923] – Music and the Interpretative Medium [2 Jun 1923] – Popular Music [B1]

3.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: Accidie [A1] – Pleasures [A1] – Modern Folk Poetry [A1] – Democratic Art [A1] – Follow My Leader [Jan 1924, Vanity Fair] – The Dangers of Work [Mar 1924, Vanity Fair] – On Not Being Up-to-Date [Apr 1924, Vanity Fair] – Fashions in Love [Sep 1924, Vanity Fair] – By Their Speech Ye Shall Know Them [Dec 1924, Vanity Fair] – The Importance of Being Nordic [Mar 1925, Vanity Fair] – The Horrors of Society [Jun 1925, Vanity Fair] – The Psychology of Suggestion [Aug 1925, Vanity Fair] – Talking of Monkeys [Nov 1925, Vanity Fair] – A Night at Pietramala [B1] – Work and Leisure [B1]

4.     Travel: Tibet [A1] – Why Not Stay at Home? [B1] – Wander-Birds [B1] – The Traveler’s-Eye View [B1] – Guide-Books [B1] – Spectacles [B1] – The Country [B1] – Montesenario [B1] – Patinir’s River [B1] – Portoferraio [B1] – The Palio at Siena [B1] – Views of Holland [B1]

                                         ii.     Vol. 2, 1926–1929: A2; A3; B2; 24 uncollected essays.

1.     Architecture, Painting, Music, Literature: Sincerity in Art [Jun 1926, Vanity Fair] – Dorian Gray [30 Sep 1926, Daily Express] – Why I Do Not Go to the Theater [Jun 1927, Vanity Fair] – Vulgarity [Aug 1927, Vanity Fair] – Silence Is Golden [A3] – Swift [A3] – Baudelaire [A3] – Petrolini: An Acting Genius [Jan 1930, Vanity Fair]

2.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: On Making Things Too Easy [Jan 1926, Vanity Fair] – A Few Well-Chosen Words [Feb 1926, Vanity Fair] – The Vanishing of Power [Mar 1926, Vanity Fair] – The Present Fad of Self-Confession [May 1926, Vanity Fair] – Other People’s Prejudices [Jun 1926, Vanity Fair] – How Should Men Be Educated? [Dec 1926, Vanity Fair] – Moral and Immoral [Mar 1927, Vanity Fair] – Recreations [Jul 1927, Vanity Fair] – Archaeology in A.D. 5000 [Sep 1927, Vanity Fair] – The Fallacy of World Brotherhood [Feb 1928, Vanity Fair] – Whither Are We Civilizing? [Apr 1928, Vanity Fair] – Bad Men [19 May 1928, Nation and Athenaeum] – The Battle of the Sexes [May 1928, Vanity Fair] – The Decline of the Family [Jun 1928, Vanity Fair] – Print and the Man [Aug 1928, Vanity Fair] – The Importance of Being Foreign [Nov 1928, Vanity Fair] – Paradise [A3] – Revolutions [A3]

3.     Science, Philosophy, Religion: No Disputing About Reasons [May 1927, Vanity Fair] – Measurable and Unmeasurable [A2] – The Idea of Equality [A2] – Varieties of Intelligence [A2] – Education [A2] – Political Democracy [A2] – The Essence of Religion [A2] – A Note on Dogma [A2] – The Substitutes for Religion [A2] – Personality and the Discontinuity of the Mind [A2] – A Note on Ideals [A2] – A Note on Eugenics [A2] – Comfort [A2] – Progress [Jan 1928, Vanity Fair] – Ravens and Writing Desks [Sep 1928, Vanity Fair] – One and Many [A3] – Spinoza’s Worm [A3] – Wordsworth in the Tropics [A3] – Fashions in Love [A3] – Francis and Grigory, or the Two Humilities [A3] – Holy Face [A3] – Pascal [A3]

4.     Travel: Jesting Pilate [B2].

                                       iii.     Vol. 3, 1930–1935: A4; B3; E1; 119 uncollected essays.

1.     Art, Literature, Music: Aesop Revised [Jan 1929, Vanity Fair] – The Critic in the Crib [Mar 1929, Vanity Fair] – Art and the Critic [Aug 1929, Vanity Fair] – Vulgarity in Literature [27 Sep 1930, Saturday Review of Literature] – Reading, the New Vice [Aug 1930, Vanity Fair] – Tragedy and the Whole Truth [A4] – The Rest Is Silence [A4] – Art and the Obvious [A4] – “And Wanton Optics Roll the Melting Eye” [A4] – Music at Night [A4] – Meditation on El Greco [A4] – Those Personal Touches [A4] – Sermons in Cats [A4] – An Exhibition [17 Mar 1932, Hearst] – Too Many Books [22 Apr 1932, Hearst] – Art and Propaganda [20 May 1932, Hearst] – Letter Writing [17 Sep 1932, Hearst] – Words, Words, Words [8 Oct 1932, Hearst] – Best of Both Worlds [12 Nov 1932, Hearst] – The Export of Words [10 Dec 1932, Hearst] – Names and Things [7 Jan 1933, Hearst] – Fiction and Fact [29 Jul 1933, Hearst] – The Music Industry [20 Oct 1933, Hearst] – The Hundred Best Books [1 Mar 1934, Hearst] – Best-sellers [8 Jun 1934, Hearst] – Artists Against Fascism and War [Foreword to the eponymous exhibition catalogue, Nov 1935]

2.     Science, Philosophy, Religion: Meditation in Arundel Street [A4] – Meditation on the Moon [A4] – Beliefs and Actions [A4] – On Grace [Jan 1931, The Hibbert Journal] – Boundaries of Utopia [A4] – On the Charms of History and the Future of the Past [A4] – Obstacle Race [A4] – Squeak and Gibber [A4] – Science and Civilization [13 Jan 1932, BBC broadcast; 20 Jan 1932, Listener, as “Science – the Double-Edged Tool!”] – Atoms Versus Men [18 Jun 1934, Hearst] – Monks Among Test Tubes [25 Jun 1932, Hearst] – Faith [3 Sep 1932, Hearst] – Science of Politics? [4 Mar 1933, Hearst] – Religion, Science, and Man [31 Jan 1934, Hearst] – Science’s Growth [12 Sep 1934, Hearst] – Mind Reading [3 Oct 1934, Hearst] – Science Turns to the Supernatural [Dec 1934, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – The Truth About Thinking [9 Mar 1935, Hearst]

3.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: The Outlook for American Culture [Aug 1927, Harper’s Magazine] – In Praise of Intolerance [Feb 1929, Vanity Fair] – The Best Authorities [Apr 1929, Vanity Fair] – America and Europe: Yesterday’s Influence on Today [Jul 1929, Century] – The New Salvation [Sep 1929, Vanity Fair] – Some American Contradictions [Oct 1929, Vanity Fair] – Machinery, Psychology, and Politics [23 Nov 1929, The Spectator] – The Community Business [Dec 1929, Vanity Fair] – Fatal Ladies [Feb 1930, Vanity Fair] – Babies - State Property [21 May 1930, Evening Standard] – What Gandhi Fails to See [Jul 1930, Vanity Fair] – To the Puritan All Things Are Impure [A4] – Document [A4] – Points of View [A4] – Ethics in Andalusia [A4] – Foreheads Villainous Low [A4] – The New Romanticism [A4] – Selected Snobberies [A4] – The Beauty Industry [A4] – Wanted, a New Pleasure [A4] – Abroad in England [May 1931, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – Sight-seeing in Alien Englands [Jun 1931, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – The Victory of Art over Humanity [Jul 1931, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – Revolution [24 Sep 1931, Hearst] – On Going Over a Battleship [25 Sep 1931, Hearst] – Imitations [26 Sep 1931, Hearst] – Ideals and the Machine Tool [28 Sep 1931, Hearst] – Greater and Lesser London [Oct 1931, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – Love Interest Forecast [3 Oct 1931, Hearst] – A Treatise on Drugs [10 Oct 1931, Hearst] – A Letter from India [22 Oct 1931, Hearst] – Pygmalion [28 Oct 1931, Hearst] – A Soviet Schoolbook [29 Oct 1931, Hearst] – Forewarned Is Not Forearmed [18 Nov 1931, Hearst] – Hyde Park on Sunday [2 Dec 1931, Hearst] – In Whose Name? [19 Dec 1931, Hearst] – A Generation War? [29 Dec 1931, Hearst] – Poppy Juice [7 Jan 1932, Hearst] – Paper [5 Feb 1932, Hearst] – The Use of Uselessness [20 Feb 1932, Hearst] – Flight from Force [29 Feb 1932, Hearst] – Are We Growing Stupider? [30 Mar 1932, Hearst] – Peace in Our Time [5 Apr 1932, Hearst] – Japanese Advertisement [2 May 1932, Hearst] – Industrial Progress and Social Stability [14 May 1932, Time and Tide] – Sex, the Slump, and Salvation [21 May 1932, Time and Tide] – False Prophets [7 Jun 1932, Hearst] – New World Drama [23 Jul 1932, Hearst] – The Problem of Leisure [6 Aug 1932, Hearst] – The Reality of Progress [13 Aug 1932, Hearst] – Compulsory Suicide [27 Aug 1932, Hearst] – Swastika and Arrows [10 Sep 1932, Hearst] – Man Proposes [24 Sep 1932, Hearst] – Dangers of Diversity [29 Oct 1932, Hearst] – The Problems of Property [3 Dec 1932, Hearst] – What Is the State? [17 Dec 1932, Hearst] – Education [21 Dec 1932, Listener] – Aristocratic Tradition [31 Dec 1932, Hearst] – Collection [24 Jan 1933, Hearst] – Hamlet in Russia [28 Jan 1933, Hearst] – Psychological Dividends [4 Feb 1933, Hearst] – Living Through History [18 Feb 1933, Hearst] – Political Plans [29 Apr 1933, Hearst] – Primitive Minds [13 May 1933, Hearst] – Primitive and Civilized [20 May 1933, Hearst] – Bovarism [27 May 1933, Hearst] – Functional or Ornamental [3 Jun 1933, Hearst] – Force and Persuasion [17 Jun 1933, Hearst] – Scapegoats [1 Jul 1933, Hearst] – Anthropology at Home [15 Jul 1933, Hearst] – Discipline [8 Aug 1933, Hearst] – The Reality of Progress [16 Sep 1933, Hearst] – German Bonfires [29 Sep 1933, Hearst] – The Race Racket [3 Nov 1933, Hearst] – Population and Politics [13 Dec 1933, Hearst] – Racial History [7 Feb 1934, Hearst] – Swindlers and Swindlees [1 Mar 1934, Hearst] – The Prospects of Fascism in England [3 Mar 1934, Time and Tide] – The Strain of Modern Life [5 Mar 1934, Hearst] – Pareto and Society [10 Mar 1934, Time and Tide] – Nights Out [14 Mar 1934, Hearst] – Catastrophes [22 Mar 1934, Hearst] – Dispatches from the Riviera [7 May & 4 Jun 1932 and 24 Mar 1934, Time and Tide] – Reason Eclipsed [12 Apr 1934, Hearst] – What Is Happening to Our Population? [Apr 1934, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – 100 Years Hence [25 Jun 1934, Hearst] – Idolatry [16 Jul 1934, Hearst] – 500 Prophets [16 Aug 1934, Hearst] – Pistol Fiends [21 Nov 1934, Hearst] – The Worth of a Gift [16 Nov 1934, Speech in support of Cecil Houses Women’s Public Lodging House Fund at Daly’s Theatre, London] – Casino and Bourse [8 Mar 1935, Everyman, NS] – Angry Ape [13 Apr 1935, Hearst] – The Next 25 Years [8 May 1935, Daily Express] – Ballyhoo for Nations [Jul 1935, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – Emperor-Worship Up to Date [11 Oct 1935, The Star] – General Election [Oct 1935, Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine] – Political Murder [n.d., Hearst] – Lord Campbell and Mr. Charles [9 Nov 1935, New Statesman and Nation]

4.     Travel: Beyond the Mexique Bay [B3].

                                       iv.     Vol. 4, 1936–1938: A5; B4; 11 uncollected essays.

1.     Painting, Music, Literature: Writers and Readers [A5] – T. H. Huxley as a Literary Man [A5] – Words and Behaviour [A5] – Literature and Examinations [A5] – Crébillon the Younger [A5] – D. H. Lawrence [A5] – B. R. Haydon [A5]

2.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: Notes on Propaganda [Harper’s, 1936] – Total War and Pacifism [Time and Tide, 7 Mar 1936] – A Horrible Dilemma [Time and Tide, 14 Mar 1936] – If We Survive [The Star, 16 Mar 1936] – The Interpretation of History [Literary America, Apr 1936] – Race [The New Statesman’s and Nation, 9 May 1936] – People’s Front [For Intellectual Liberty, Bulletin No. 1, Nov 1936] – What Has Happened to the Prudes? [News Chronicle, 25 Nov 1936] – How to Improve the World? [Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine, Dec 1936] – The Man Without a Job [Sunday Chronicle (Manchester), 20 Dec 1936] – Pioneers of Britain’s “New Deal” [Sunday Chronicle (Manchester), 27 Dec 1936] – Modern Fetishism [A5] – English Snobbery [A5] – New-Fashioned Christmas [A5] – Waterworks and Kings [A5] – Efficacy and Limitations of Large-scale Social Reform [B4] – Social Reform and Violence [B4] – The Planned Society [B4] – Nature of the Modern State [B4] – Centralization and Decentralization [B4] – Decentralization and Self-government [B4] – War [B4] – Individual Work for Reform [B4] – Inequality [B4] – Education [B4]

3.     Science, Philosophy, Religion: Time and the Machine [A5] – Historical Generalizations [A5] – Justifications [A5] – Goals, Roads, and Contemporary Starting-point [B4] – The Nature of Explanation [B4] – Religious Practices [B4] – Beliefs [B4] – Ethics [B4]

4.     Travel: In a Tunisian Oasis [A5] – The Olive Tree [A5]

                                        v.     Vol. 5, 1939–1956: A6; A7; E3; first half of B7; excerpts from B5 and G2; 4 uncollected essays; 1 unpublished piece.

1.     Politics, Religion, Science: Politics and Religion [B5] – Introduction to The Perennial Philosophy [G2] – Stars and the Man [previously unpublished] – Variations on a Philosopher [A6] – The Double Crisis [A6] – A Case for ESP, PK, and Psi [11 Jan 1954, Life] – The Doors of Perception [B7] – The Education of an Amphibian [A7] – Knowledge and Understanding [A7] – Adonis and the Alphabet [A7] – Miracle in Lebanon [A7]

2.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: War and Peace [15 Nov 1943, Art News] – Science, Liberty, and Peace [E3] – The French of Paris [Dec 1953, Esquire] – The Desert [A7] – Ozymandias [A7] – Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow [A7] – Censorship and Spoken Literature [A7] – Hyperion to a Satyr [A7] – Mother [A7] – Usually Destroyed [A7] – Famagusta or Paphos [A7] – Faith, Taste, and History [A7] – Liberty, Quality, Machinery [A7] – Canned Fish [A7]

3.     Art, Literature, Music: Conversation with Stravinsky [11 Feb 1953, Vogue] – Art and Religion [A6] – Variations on a Baroque Tomb [A6] – Variations on El Greco [A6] – Variations on The Prisons [A6] – Variations on Goya [A6] – [A Word About Dylan Thomas] [untitled MS of an address delivered on Sep 20, 1954, in Los Angeles] – Doodles in the Dictionary [A7] – Gesualdo: Variations on a Musical Theme [A7] – Domesticating Sex [A7]

                                       vi.     Vol. 6, 1956–1963: A8; E4; second half of B7; 30 uncollected essays.

1.     Religion and Science: Heaven and Hell [B7] – Facts and Fetishes [Esquire, Sep 1956] – A Case of Voluntary Ignorance [Esquire, Oct 1956] – Post-Mortem on Bridey [Esquire, Jan 1957] – The Oddest Science [Esquire, Mar 1957] – Science, Technology, and Beauty [c. 1961, previously unpublished] – Literature and Science [E3] – Shakespeare and Religion [Show magazine, 1964]

2.     History, Politics, Social Criticism: Back Numbers [Esquire, Apr 1956] – Where Do You Live? [Esquire, May 1956] – Madness, Badness, Sadness [Esquire, Jun 1956] – Brave New World Revisited [Esquire, Jul 1956] – Paradoxes of Progress [Esquire, Nov 1956] – Can We Be Well-Educated? [Esquire, Dec 1956] – Pleasures [Esquire, Feb 1957] – Politics and Biology [Esquire, Apr 1957] – Brave New World Revisited [A8] – Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds [Saturday Evening Post, Oct 1958] – Education on the Nonverbal Level [Science and Technology in Contemporary Society, Spring, 1962]

3.     Art, Literature, Music: Genius [Esquire, Aug 1956] – Pre-Bach Music [The New York Times, 17 Nov 1957] – Preface to The Collected Essays [H4] – Literature and Modern Life [c. 1961, previously unpublished] – Unpainted Landscapes [Encounter, Oct 1956]

4.     Supplement, 1920–1948: H. L. Mencken [Athenaeum, 2 Jan 1920] – Joseph Pfefferkorn and the “Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum” [Marginalia, 22 & 29 Oct 1920] – The Lied [The Weekly Westminster Gazette, 24 Mar 1923] – The Inequality of Man [Week-end Review, 10 Dec 1932] – Sex Y Z [Sunday Referee, 4 Oct 1936] – Morals in 1837 [Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine, Mar 1937] – If My Library Burned Tonight [Nov 1947] – Religion and Time [Vedanta for the Western World, 1948] – Religion and Temperament [Vedanta for the Western World, 1948]

H9.          After the Fireworks (2016)

a.     Harper Perennial, 2016.

b.     Notes. 3 novellas omitted from H3 and H6. Originally from D3, D4 and D5. The 1957 Avon edition titled After the Fireworks and Other Stories is a reprint of Brief Candles (D5).

c.     Contents: Uncle Spencer – Two or Three Graces – After the Fireworks.

                                                                                                                            

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