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Brave New World  : Vintage Classics - Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Vintage Classics

Paperback Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780099518471
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old

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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 distress…

About the Author

Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter (1928) - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthless.


A book with terrific insight


Huxley was another visionary. When I first read Brave New World at school in the 70s, it didn't strike me as particularly relevant to that society. I was 14. I wasn't aware of social inequality. Reading as an adult though, not only does Huxley address society, he also covers the technology we live with today.



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"A fantastical look at the world in the future which made me look differently at the present" -- Katie Melua Observer "A brilliant tour de force, Brave New World may be read as a grave warning of the pitfalls that await uncontrolled scientific advance. Full of barbed wit and malice-spiked frankness. Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling" Observer "Such ingenious wit, derisive logic and swiftness of expression, Huxley's resources of sardonic invention have never been more brilliantly displayed" The Times "A decade ago we smug inhabitants of the information technology age thought Huxley's socio-biological satire had called history wrong. Then along came stem-cells" James Hawes "Not a work for people with tender minds and weak stomachs" J.B. Priestly

ISBN: 9780099518471
ISBN-10: 0099518473
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.211
Edition Number: 1