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Brave New World/Brave New World Revisited - Aldous Huxley, Christopher Hitchens
Brave New World/Brave New World Revisited
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently... show more
The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060776091 (0060776099)
ASIN: 60776099
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
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piratequeen
piratequeen rated it
3.0 Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Skipped the essay collection because I honestly was not that interested.
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
5.0 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I love how, as a utopian/dystopian book, this book is not only thought-provoking but also satirically funny. I enjoyed this a lot more than 1984.
Sparkles and Lightning
Sparkles and Lightning rated it
4.0
I liked this book more than I thought I would. It really made me think and I don't regret that I had to read it. Because of its provocative nature, I wouldn't suggest it for anyone who isn't high-school age yet, but once there, it should definitely be read.
Paradoxically
Paradoxically rated it
3.0 Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Personally, I think 1984 is better.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
I had to read this in high school. I read other of the "futuristic" books that I enjoyed more than this one, but I did enjoy it. I don't think it flowed as well or kept my interest as ones such as 1984 or Animal Farm/1984
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