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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Paperback - 05 July 2005
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Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"

Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. "A genius who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine" (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.

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

This book also includes the full text of Brave New World Revisited, Huxley's 1958 nonfiction followup to Brave New World.

Customer Reviews

1 customer reviews Between 4−5 stars rating, 24 November 2017
The best combined edition
By: Antonius B.

I did have to read this for my class but I really enjoyed it. It isn't something I would have picked if I were to go to the book store.

Huxley paints a scary picture of a possible future for the world we live in and the revisited part is his own commentary regarding the pace of technology that might allow it to actually happen because we blindly follow thinking it doesn't concern me or it won't affect me, once it becomes something big we are so far in we can't do anything about it. We blindly convince our self that we can gain convenience without giving up our freedom.

Anyone with these ideas roaming around in their head should have this near the top of their required reading list.

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