Brave new world: a novel

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A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece.

"Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers."--Saturday Review of Literature

"A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay."--Forum

"It is as sparkling, provocative, as brilliant, in the appropriate sense, as impressive ads the day it was published. This is in part because its prophetic voice has remained surprisingly contemporary, both in its particular forecasts and in its general tone of semiserious alarm. But it is much more because the book succeeds as a work of art...This is surely Huxley's best book."--Martin Green

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display_description Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
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subject_facet Collectivism -- Fiction, Dystopias -- Fiction, Genetic engineering -- Fiction, Passivity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Totalitarianism -- Fiction
title_display Brave new world : a novel
title_full Brave New World, Brave new world / by Aldous Huxley, Brave new world : a novel by Aldous Huxley, with a foreword for this edition
title_short Brave new world :
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topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction