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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Review: Brave New World

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Now then. For a book with such a strong parable-feel, it was surprising that I searched long and hard for a moral and/or hero. This might have been the point, but it's hard to tell. It seemed fairly ... Read full review

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I'm conflicted as to how to rate this. The beginning was 5 stars. I was shouting YAS QUEEN and wondering how sci fi can be so REAL. It so perfectly described our society through a lens of far off ... Read full review

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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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