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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
by Aldous Huxley and Christopher Hitchens


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"Aldous Huxley describes the zealous need for perfection in a totalitarian society. It is an allegorical forewarning of how the need for perfection and technology will eventually ruin lives if taken too far.
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More About Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley; Christopher Hitchens
 
 
 
Overview
What We're Reading Now
"Aldous Huxley describes the zealous need for perfection in a totalitarian society. It is an allegorical forewarning of how the need for perfection and technology will eventually ruin lives if taken too far. Even in the forties, Aldous Huxley foresaw what is occurring today with antidepressant drugs, cloning, and other technological advances. It is very thought-provoking and beautifully written."
Kayla Frazier - Books-A-Million, Tupelo, MS
The astonishing novel "Brave New World," originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

The nonfiction work "Brave New World Revisited," first published in 1958, is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy envisioned in "Brave New World," including the threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060535261
  • ISBN-10: 0060535261
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish Date: June 2004
  • Page Count: 340
  • Dimensions: 9.16 x 6.32 x 1.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.18 pounds


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