Brave New World
Brave New World
Book for February 2018
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Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
About the Author
Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894 – 1963), was an English writer, novelist, and philosopher. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with a first-class honours in English literature. The author of nearly fifty books, he is best known for his novel Brave New World.