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
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.