Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"
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 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.
"Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English." —Chicago Tribune
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
What if we were always comfortable, never alone, and untouched by the aging process? That’s the futuristic premise of Aldous Huxley’s brilliant 1932 novel, which imagines an assembly-line civilization of flying taxis and test-tube babies where family is a vulgarity, promiscuity is a virtue, and self-medication is a form of exercise. Brave New World is a wry parable about love and social order that gracefully balances insight and amusement. It’s a very much still-relevant cautionary tale about our cultural addiction to frivolousness and distraction, a modern classic that’s even better than we remembered.
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Though I only have to read this for an Advanced Placement class it has turned out to be very "interesting" to say the least
Classic Science Fiction
This work is as powerfully relevant today as it was when written. You'll never think about society the same way after reading this. A mind changing novel.
A phenomenal work of science fiction. The interesting aspect of this book is that it’s very dystopian but at the same time it’s hard to argue against such a social agenda as presented in the book. In a future world where everyone is conditioned by the overarching government of its time. Huxley presents a world that you can’t(or at least I couldn’t) put my finger on what exactly is wrong with this type of society, yet I know that this is not a society I would want to live in, but is that because I’ve been conditioned from day one to enjoy the social order that I’m currently in? In my opinion that’s what I believe this book is truly trying to articulate. That our lives are constantly conditioned from day one to the present today.