Brave New World

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Voyager Classics, 2001 - Alienation (Social psychology) - 237 pages
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Human beings, graded from intellectuals to manual workers, hatched from incubators and brought up in communal nurseries, learn by conditioning to accept their social destiny. The story develops around an unorthodox AlphaPlus, who visits a New Mexican Reservation and brings a savage back to London.

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A wonderful novel and very easy to read. - LibraryThing
Needless to say, it was a drastic change of pace. - LibraryThing
Absolutely amazing premise and execution. - LibraryThing
The plot was too slow. - LibraryThing
However the ending, is incredibly anti-climactic. - LibraryThing
He's a writer, he writes slogans for the society. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - LindaLiu - LibraryThing

Interesting. A challenging read. A clinical future of genetically modified happiness and fragile stability but of little substance. One savage struggles to understand it. Not sure I enjoyed it at all. It took a long time to read for a reason... but it does make you think. Read full review

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User Review  - Irenepeloseta - LibraryThing

Brave New World is my absolute favourite novel of all time! The controversial themes and eye-opening realities about life as we know it are extremely fascinating. I think this is a book that should be read. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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