After taking his degree at Oxford

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After taking his degree at Oxford, Huxley returned to Eton to teach. Among his pupils was Eric Blair,  who would later write such classics as  1984  and  Animal Farm  under the pseudonym "George  Orwell." From 1919 to 1921, Huxley worked as an editor on the London journal  Athenaeum , one of the best- known publications of the time. Huxley also contributed to  Vanity Fair  and  Vogue  before devoting  himself entirely to his own fiction and essay writing in 1924. Huxley's first published work was a collection of his poetry,  The Burning Wheel  (1916), written when  he was still in his early twenties. French novelist Marcel Proust praised Huxley's early efforts, and  Huxley seemed destined for life as a poet. But with the publication of his first two novels,  Crome  Yellow  (1921) and  Antic Hay  (1923), Huxley emerged as a particularly witty chronicler of modern life 
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