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When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future.

Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. Brave New World Revisited is a trenchant plea that humankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.

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"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune

Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is his masterpiece. From the author of The Doors of Perception, Island, and countless other works of fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, and poetry, comes this powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations. Brave New World remains absolutely relevant to this day as both a cautionary dystopian tale in the vein of the George Orwell classic 1984, and as thought-provoking, thoroughly satisfying entertainment.

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The longer fiction of Aldous Huxley has been in the mainstream of the "Novel of Ideas" since the publication in England in 1921 (America 1922) of Crome Yellow, his first novel. Huxley is one of the most skillful and most successful social satirists of the twentieth century. His novels go far in defining the character of modern man, while his later work reflects an interest in mysticism and the effect of the consciousness-expanding drugs.

Born in England in 1894, Mr. Huxley took to writing when his eyesight temporarily failed. From 1934 until his death in 1963, Aldous Huxley lived in California.

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Megan Smith, September 30, 2010 (view all comments by Megan Smith)
I really enjoyed reading this book. I can't believe I never read it before! I love utopia/dystopia books and this is a great one. For those who don't know, this is a futuristic look at society from a 1932 perspective. It was interesting because since computers were unheard of in the 1930s, there weren't any in Huxley's *future* but he was still able to make a great dystpoia book. It really got me thinking about happiness and what makes people happy and content. Also, about all the complaining about little things that people do on a daily basis. I recommend this book to anyone who has an open mind and is looking to think outside the box a little. I only gave it 4 stars because toward the end, Huxley was wrapping up all of the political sides and reasons behind things and I got lost and wanted to skip sections of it. It became confusing between which of the characters was saying which part and why. However, it all tied together nicely, tragically, in the end. An excellent read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060901011
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Propaganda
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Brainwashing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Series Volume:
PL 101
Publication Date:
19420601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.02x5.31x.83 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune

Aldous Huxley is rightly considered a prophetic genius and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th Century, and Brave New World is his masterpiece. From the author of The Doors of Perception, Island, and countless other works of fiction, non-fiction, philosophy, and poetry, comes this powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations. Brave New World remains absolutely relevant to this day as both a cautionary dystopian tale in the vein of the George Orwell classic 1984, and as thought-provoking, thoroughly satisfying entertainment.

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