Brave New World
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
Publish date: September 1st 1998
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, High School
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...
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.
Interesting, it would have been great to read it back in the time when it was written... nowadays it is not that shocking, although it is still a nice reading. I liked very much the end.
Boring, pretentious, nonsensical, badly written. Moral lessons with a slegdehammer - even worse than Margaret Atwood.My least favourite of the so-called classics.Read the much more subtle [b:We|76171|We|Yevgeny Zamyatin|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1421883730s/76171.jpg|2144026] or at least the eve...
I've been on a mission to read some classics. Some of them I've read before, but it was way back in high school. Others have somehow escaped my reading list. Brave New World is one that I read as a teenager and it stuck with me. I was glad to finally read it again as an adult. One thing that struc...