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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley, Christopher Hitchens
Brave New World
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically... show more
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded and as a thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment. This deluxe edition also includes the nonfiction work "Brave New World Revisited," "a thought-jabbing, terrifying book" (Chicago Tribune), first published in 1958. It is a fascinating essay in which Huxley compares the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World. He scrutinizes threats to humanity such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. With a Foreword by Christopher Hitchens
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061767647 (0061767646)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
2.0 Brave New World
I am only giving it two stars because this book is for some reason considered a great classic, but I really didn’t like it. After overcoming the initial shock of Huxley’s brave new capitalist eugenics utopia, I kept asking myself through most of the book what Huxley was high on and reminding myself ...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
0.0 Brave New World (Audiobook)
Brave New Shock Value: the Anti-Utopia So, I read that. Or listened to that. I can see why this was a revolutionary novel when it was written. Huxley set out to write a satire of the utopian novels so popular in his day and wrote a horror story instead. It's certainly imaginative, and not entirely...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it
4.0 What would we do without Shakespeare?
I have heard so much about Brave New World and after One Hand Clapping in which Burgess shows us, that the world has been going to shit for quite some time, I decided to finally dive into it and read some dystopian fiction. And I liked it. All of this must have seemed pretty crazy in 1932, but fro...
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Book Thoughts rated it
3.0 Review of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A difficult book to rate. First let me say that I now understand why my high school students all talked about not enjoying this book at all in their English classes. I feel like it would over the top of their heads with its philosophy. I also was surprised to see the amount that sex and open relatio...
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it
1.0 Brave New World
Giving up on this classic. Several chapters in and no main characters, no real plot, just a heap of exposition. At least 1984 had a clear protagonist and plot to follow. If I'm going to be bashed over the head with world building and social criticism I want it to be engaging.
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