Brave New World

About the Author: Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963 Best known for his novels and wide ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts Through his novels and es Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963 Best known for his novels and wide ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social s, norms and ideals Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre eminent intellectuals of his time


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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Brave New World
  • Aldous Huxley
  • English
  • 23 April 2018
  • 0060929871

Brave New World Far In The Future, The World Controllers Have Created The Ideal Society Through Clever Use Of Genetic Engineering, Brainwashing And Recreational Sex And Drugs, All Its Members Are Happy Consumers Bernard Marx Seems Alone Harbouring An Ill Defined Longing To Break Free A Visit To One Of The Few Remaining Savage Reservations, Where The Old, Imperfect Life Still Continues, May Be The Cure For His DistressHuxley S Ingenious Fantasy Of The Future Sheds A Blazing Light On The Present And Is Considered To Be His Most Enduring Masterpiece.

10 thoughts on “Brave New World

  1. Kemper says:

    Warning The following review contains humor If you read it and actually think that I m being critical of Huxley, try reading it again Here s a hint Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements If you post a comment that asserts that I m wrong stupid crazy for this and or try to lecture me on all the points you think I missed then I m going to assume that you read it literally, missed the joke, didn t read the other comments where I ve already answe Warning The following review contains humor If you read it and actually think that I m being critical of Huxley, try reading it again Here s a hint Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements If you post a comment that asserts that I m wrong stupid crazy for this and or try to lecture me on all the points you think I missed then I m going to assume that you read it literally, missed the joke, didn t read the other comments where I ve already answered this about a dozen times, and I will delete your post. I have to apologize for this review The concept of this book was so outlandish that I think it made my mind wander, and you may find some odd random thoughts scattered i...

  2. Stephen says:

    I need to parse my rating of this book into the good or great , the bad and the very fugly because I thought aspects of it were inspired genius and parts of it were dreggy, boring and living near the border of awful In the end, the wowness and importance of the novel s ideas as well as the segments that I thoroughly enjoyed carried the book to a strong 3.5 star rating.THE REALLY GOOD EXCELLENT I loved the first third of the book in which the basic outline of the Brave New World and its d I need to parse my rating of this book into the good or great , the bad and the very fugly because I thought aspects of it were inspired genius and parts of it were dreggy, boring and living near the border of awful In the end, the wowness and importance of the novel s ideas as well as ...

  3. Erin says:

    remember that last semester of english class, senior year, where every class seemed painfully long and excrutiatingly pointless when everybody sat around secretly thinking of cute and witty things to put in other people s yearbooks when the teachers realized we were already braindead from filling out three dozen student loan applications and college housing forms that s when honors english started getting a little lazy not that i minded everybody got a book list then everybody got split up remember that last semester of english class, senior year, where every class seemed painfully long and excrutiatingly pointless when everybody sat around secretly thinking of cute and witty things to put in other people s yearbooks when the teachers realized we were already braindead from filling out three dozen student loan applications and college housing forms that s when honors english started getting a little lazy not that i minded everybody got a book list then everybody got split up into groups you were responsible for ...

  4. Madeline says:

    Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932 That s almost eighty years ago, but the book reads like it could have been written yesterday especially interesting to me was how Huxley was able to predict the future of both genetic engineering and the action blockbuster Damn I think I liked this one better than 1984, the book traditionally considered to be this one s counterpart Not really sure why this is, but it s probably because this one has a clearer outsider character the Savage who ca Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932 That s almost eighty years ago, but the book reads like it could have been written yesterday especially interesting to me was how Huxley was able to predict the future of both genetic engineering and the action blockbuster Damn I think I liked this one better than 1984, the book traditionally considered to be this one s counterpart Not really sure why this is, but it s probably because this one has a clearer outsider character the Savage who can v...

  5. Emily May says:

    Mr Foster duly told them.Told them of the growing embryo on its bed of peritoneum Made them taste the rich blood surrogate on which it fed Explained why it had to be stimulated with placentin and thyroxin Told them of the corpus luteum extract Showed them the jets through which at every twelfth metre from zero to 2040 it was automatically injected Spoke of those gradually increasing doses of pituitary administered during the fina...

  6. Clare says:

    As a teenager I went through a period of reading a vast number of distopian novels probably all the teenage angst This is the one that has continued to haunt me however, long after the my youthful cynicism has died it s death It s basically a book about the utopian ideal everyone s happy, everyone has...

  7. Huda Yahya says:

    I am I, and I wish I weren t. I am I, and I wish I weren t. 1 How many goodly creatures are there hereHow beauteous mankind is O brave new worldThat has such people in t 2 1958 Brave New World Revisited 3

  8. Elyse says:

    Given that dystopian books are generally not my first choice run to books to read and I m sure I didn t understand the full depths of this book which was written 21 years before I was born.even I can see Aldous Huxley had a brilliant mind I was trying to wrap my thinking around the conspiracies that it looked liked the author was trying to warn us were happening in the world trying to visualize the already futuristic setting was he thinking of 2017.and follow the sto...

  9. Johannes says:

    This book presents a futuristic dystopia of an unusual kind Unlike in Orwell s 1984, Huxley s dystopia is one in which everyone is happy However, they are happy in only the most trivial sense they lead lives of simple pleasures, but lives without science, art, philosophy or religion In short, lives without deeper meaning Although people are expected to work hard and efficiently during working hours, during off hours people live in an infantile way, never engaging their minds, and satisfying This book presents a futuristic dystopia of an unusual kind Unlike in Orwell s 1984, Huxley s dystopia is one in which everyone is happy However, they are happy in only the most trivial sense they lead lives of simple pleasures, but lives without science, art, philosophy or religion In short, lives without deeper meaning Although people are expected to work hard and efficiently during working hours, during off hours people live in an infantile way, never engaging their minds, and satisfying themselves with sex and drugs.The premise of the book I find quite interesting However, the execution is lacking The characters are not particularly endearing, and indeed they are quite flat Worse, Huxley fails to explain why this future of controlled contentment is wrong The reader will intuit that the this indeed a dystopia posing as a utopia, but Huxley s reliance on...

  10. B0nnie says:

    Brave New World is a vision of the future where science will at last be put full time into the service of our needs Some of the ideas might seem a little controversial because of our preconceived ideas but we must be open minded SEX Biology teaches that sex is meant to be had To put restrictions on sex is as silly as putting restrictions on which chair to sit And like chairs, women are meant to be pneumatic Oh, she s a splendid girl Wonderfully pneumatic I m surprised you have Brave New World is a vision of the future where science will at last be put full time into the service of our needs Some of the ideas might seem a little controversial because of our preconceived ideas but we must be open minded SEX Biology teaches that sex is meant to be had To put restrictions on sex is as silly as putting restrictions on which chair to sit And like chairs, women are meant to be pneumatic Oh, she s a splendid girl Wonderfully pneumatic I m surprised you haven t had her BIRTH Why should modern man have to put up with it Any informed person will affirm it is gross all meat and blood and pain Science will solve this problem with advances in reproductive technology thinking outside the box Which brings us at last, continued Mr Foster, out of the realm of mere slavish imitation of nature into the muchinteresting world of human invention CHILDREN If you ve been...