Brave new world

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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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9780060929879
9780792752257
9780899664231
9780792753520
9781602833364
9780062368232
9780060850524
9780060809836
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Level 7.5, 11 Points
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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
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