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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Contributor(s): Huxley, Aldous (Author)

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ISBN: 0060776099     ISBN-13: 9780060776091
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2005

Annotation: 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 Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

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

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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
Physical Information: 0.93" H x 5.46" W x 8.04" (0.64 lbs) 340 pages
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Chronicle of Higher Education 11/21/2008 pg. 7
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 8653
Reading Level: 7.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 11.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Huxley, Aldous: -

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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