Brave New World

Aldous Huxley (Author)
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Description

The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future--of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
October 17, 2006
Pages
259
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.8 X 7.8 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060850524

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About the Author

Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) was an English poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and humanist philosopher. He attended Eton and Oxford and briefly taught at Eton before devoting himself solely to writing. His fifth novel, Brave New World, is one of the most read books in literary history.

Reviews

"[A] masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century."--Wall Street Journal