Brave New World

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About 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

About The Author

Aldous Huxley was an English author, essayist, and philosopher. Born in 1894 he was a grandson of the famous scientist, Thomas Henry Huxley. As the author of nearly 50 books and countless essays he is best known for Brave New World and The Doors of Perception. A humanist, pacifist, and satirist he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times. Although one of the preeminent intellectuals of his time his passing went completely unnoticed by the media as he died the same day as the United States President, John F. Kennedy.

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