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.
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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.
Though I only have to read this for an Advanced Placement class it has turned out to be very "interesting" to say the least
An Amazing, Terrifying View of the Future
I was required to read this for high school summer reading, and I’ve never really been an avid reader. I didn’t really think it would be something special, but I was so wrong. This book is a masterpiece that serves as both an extremely entertaining story and a blaring warning about the future we’re headed towards alarmingly fast. As far as the story itself, it is masterfully written, with clever futuristic references to today’s society and a wide variety of characters with distinct personalities. The story may be overwhelming at first, but if you read all the way through, it makes complete sense in the end. Every day, this work of fiction comes closer and closer to being a reality, which is both amazing and horrifying. Absolutely recommended to anyone who loves a great story and/or is concerned about the state of today’s society.
A future world that is not so far off from our present.