Brave New World

Paperback, 310 pages

English language

Published Nov. 7, 1956 by Modern Library.

ISBN:
978-0-06-092987-9
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OCLC Number:
20156268
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5129

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4 stars (7 reviews)

Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media -- has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 AF (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, Brave New World is both a warning to be heeded and thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

61 editions

Another Authoritarianism dystopian classic. A difficult read however.

3 stars

Read this immediately afte reading the Orwell classic, 1984. I admit, I struggled reading this book. The method of story telling, with the switching of character perspective was difficult to follow. The idea of the book became far more clearer as the book progressed and became clear especially towards the end.

However the ideas presented in the book and their demonstration was thought provoking.

Subjects

  • Passivity (Psychology) -- Fiction
  • Genetic engineering -- Fiction
  • Totalitarianism -- Fiction
  • Collectivism -- Fiction

Places

  • London