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ISBN13: 9780060929879
ISBN10: 0060929871
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A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present — considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

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"Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers." Saturday Review of Literature

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"A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay." Forum

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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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gooser114, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by gooser114)
The society that Huxley creates is one dependent on a hallucinogenic drug, soma. No one is able to function without soma to allow them to escape from the problems of everyday life. The government utilizes soma in order to keep the people unaware of the totalitarian regime that they are forced to live in. Only when an outsider is brought into this society are their actions questioned. This outsider is unable to understand this society and unable to change people’s ideas.

This is a wonderful dystopian story that illuminates the dangers of government control and medicalization.
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maybsc, August 5, 2009 (view all comments by maybsc)
Amazingly prophetic! I read this book when I was in college (I’m 34 now) it still gives me new insights into the human condition. I think I’ll be rereading this book until I’m old and gray.
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Kenny, November 30, 2006 (view all comments by Kenny)
Unique, creative world. An in-depth look on the political theory of "Fordism" and a unique outlook on bio-engineering.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060929879
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Propaganda
Subject:
Control
Subject:
Science and state
Subject:
Utopias
Subject:
Brainwashing
Subject:
International economic relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
British and irish fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Classics ed.
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.38x.72 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060929879 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers."
"Review" by , "A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay."
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