Brave new world / Aldous Huxley.Material type: TextSeries: Harper Perennial modern classicsPublisher: New York, New York ; London, England : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006Copyright date: ©1932, 1946Edition: First Harper Perennial Modern Classics editionDescription: 259, 22 pages ; 21 cmContent type:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit
"A masterpiece. . . . One of the most prophetic dystopian works." --Wall Street Journal
Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. "A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine" (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization.
Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as a thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
Originally published: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932.
Includes bibliographical references.
Huxley's classic prophetic novel describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom.