Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is prophetic sci-fi at its best, an early 20th century novel crying out to us as we stare transfixed at our little glowing screens and watch the excesses of late capitalism unfold. As Huxley once wrote to George Orwell after the success of his dystopic classic, 1984: our "lust for power can be completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World." It's worth your time to discover just how eerily familiar Huxley's predictions were. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.
"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
"A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay." Forum
About the Author
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.