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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Brave New World
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A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. "Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed... show more
A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. "Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers."--Saturday Review of Literature "A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay."--Forum "It is as sparkling, provocative, as brilliant, in the appropriate sense, as impressive ads the day it was published. This is in part because its prophetic voice has remained surprisingly contemporary, both in its particular forecasts and in its general tone of semiserious alarm. But it is much more because the book succeeds as a work of art...This is surely Huxley's best book."--Martin Green
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060929879 (0060929871)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 268
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 ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 Brave New World
I know that I read this book shortly after I graduated from high school. I'm not sure I remembered much. I remembered about the engineering of humans, but I'm not sure I was "mature" enough to understand the consumerism and free sex and drugs aspect. Basically, if one can keep society in a steady ci...
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...
Book Thoughts
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...
Reader & Dreamer
Reader & Dreamer rated it
4.0 Brave New World
One of those books that everyone needs to read.This was a book I had been wanting and highly interested to read since I read 1984 by George Orwell.~ Imagine a world without art, literature and history , without religion and science, without love, without war, crime, pain or sadness, and without indi...
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