Brave New World

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Perennial Modern Classics, Sep 1, 2006 - Fiction - 259 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. Huxley's classic prophetic novel describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom.

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I'm glad I finally made it to the end. This book is yet another example of "just because I hate it doesn't mean it's bad" -- I understand and accept it's importance and find a great many of it's ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey, England, into a distinguished scientific and literary family; his grandfather was the noted scientist and writer, T.H. Huxley. Following an eye illness at age 16 that resulted in near-blindness, Huxley abandoned hope of a career in medicine and turned instead to literature, attending Oxford University and graduating with honors. While at Oxford, he published two volumes of poetry. Crome Yellow, his first novel, was published in 1927 followed by Antic Hay, Those Barren Leaves, and Point Counter Point. His most famous novel, Brave New World, published in 1932, is a science fiction classic about a futuristic society controlled by technology. In all, Huxley produced 47 works during his long career, In 1947, Huxley moved with his family to southern California. During the 1950s, he experimented with mescaline and LSD. Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, both works of nonfiction, were based on his experiences while taking mescaline under supervision. In 1959, Aldous Huxley received the Award of Merit for the Novel from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died on November 22, 1963.

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