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Brave New World (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/12/2007
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'The best science fiction book ever, definitely the most prescient... Looking at our present trajectory we are on the way to Brave New World' Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens and Homo Deus `A masterpiece of speculation... As vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it' Margaret Atwood A grave warning... Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling' Observer 'What Aldous Huxley presented as fiction with the human hatcheries of Brave New World has become fact. The consequences are profound and, if we don't get it right, deeply disturbing' John Humphries, Sunday Times WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAW 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... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099518471
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It is impossible to read Brave New World without being impressed by Huxley's eerie glimpses into the present" * New Statesman *
"The 20th century could be seen as a race between two versions of man-made hell - the jackbooted state totalitarianism of Orwell's Nineteen Eight-Four, and the hedonistic ersatz paradise of Brave New World, where absolutely everything is a consumer good and human beings are engineered to be happy" -- Margaret Atwood * Guardian *
"Aldous Huxley was uncannily prophetic, a more astute guide to the future than any other 20th century novelist ... Nineteen Eighty-Four has never really arrived, but Brave New World is around us everywhere" -- JG Ballard
"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 *
"What Aldous Huxley presented as fiction with the human hatcheries of Brave New World has become fact. The consequences are profound and, if we don't get it right, deeply disturbing" -- John Humphrys * Sunday Times *
"Huxley's nightmare, set out in Brave New World, his great dystopian novel, was that we would be undone by the things that delight us" * Guardian *

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“Don't Dys My Topia”

'Brave New World' introduces a vision of the future based on universal 'happiness', then proceeds to dissect it's pros and cons through the eyes of a number of key characters. It is the year... More

Paperback edition
11th November 2012
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“Brave New World”

Not as good as its hype but nevertheless a beautiful written and poetic novel.

Paperback edition
15th July 2012
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Given the reputation of this book I was expecting a complicated in depth insight into modern society highlighting all the flaws, questions and dilemmas of conformity, scientific advances, genetic research and human... More

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1st May 2015
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