Brave New World: Special 3D Edition (Paperback)
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Brave New World: Special 3D Edition (Paperback)

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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: 9781784870140
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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"A fantastical look at the world in the future which made me look differently at the present" * 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 *
Dystopia and Huxley's Brave New World

Dystopia and Huxley's Brave New World

Cambridge
Thursday 25th July 18:00 - 19:30

In Aldous Huxley's 1932 classic Brave New World, happiness derives from consuming mass-produced goods, participation in sports such as Obstacle Golf and Centrifugal Bumble-puppy, promiscuous sex, "the feelies", and taking the pleasure-drug, soma. This ideal society is distinctly unsettling for Huxley's readers then and now – a hollow happiness stripped of humanity. Join is as we continue our Dystopian Literature series discussion with Huxley's masterpiece lead by contemporary fiction and dystopian literature scholar Dr Amy Crawford. The event is FREE but space is limited. Please book your place here.

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