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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

by Aldous Huxley

On Sale: 07/05/2005

Price: $17.99

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

by Aldous Huxley

On Sale: 07/05/2005

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

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.

Critical Praise

“[A] masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century.” - Wall Street Journal

“As sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant...as the day it was published.” - Martin Green

“One of the 20th century’s greatest writers.” - Washington Post

“Chilling. . . . That he gave us the dark side of genetic engineering in 1932 is amazing.” - Providence Journal-Bulletin

“A genius . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.” - The New Yorker

“Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English.” - Chicago Tribune

“Huxley uses his erudite knowledge of human relations to compare our actual world with his prophetic fantasy of 1931. It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time.” - New York Times Book Review

“A sometimes appallingly accurate view of today’s world.” - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“It’s time for everyone to read or reread Brave New World.” - Raleigh News & Observer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060776091
  • ISBN 10: 0060776099
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/05/2005
  • Trimsize: 5.300 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.800 in (d)
  • Pages: 384
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Dystopian