Brave New World/Brave New World Revisited
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.
Publish date: July 5th 2005
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
Skipped the essay collection because I honestly was not that interested.
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.
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.
Personally, I think 1984 is better.
Il libro mi era stato consigliato da un'amica e devo dire che è davvero un bel romanzo (ed anche il "saggio" finale è ottimo). E' una versione più "gentile" di 1984, dove il futuro non è poi cupo, tetro ed asfittico come nel romanzo di Orwell. Leggetelo, e pensate al nostro mondo attuale... e vedete...