Brave New World (Paperback)
Important Books, 9788087888179, 200pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/15/2008)
Library Binding (12/1/1976)
Paperback, Japanese (12/1/1986)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2008)
Paperback, Large Print (7/1/2005)
Hardcover, Chinese (10/29/2014)
Paperback, Chinese (6/11/2014)
Hundreds of years in the future, the World Controllers have created an ideal civilization. Its members, shaped by genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning, are productive and content in roles they have been assigned at conception. Government-sanctioned drugs and recreational sex ensure that everyone is a happy, unquestioning consumer; messy emotions have been anesthetized and private attachments are considered obscene. Only Bernard Marx is discontented, developing an unnatural desire for solitude and a distaste for compulsory promiscuity. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old unenlightened ways still continue, he unleashes a dramatic clash of cultures that will force him to consider whether freedom, dignity, and individuality are worth suffering for.
Aldous Huxley's ingenious fantasy of a future of mechanical efficiency and engineered harmony has been enormously influential for generations, and is as provocative, powerful, and riveting as when it was first published in 1932.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
About the Author
About the Introducer: JOHN SUTHERLAND is the author of seventeen books on literature and language, a regular columnist for "The Guardian," and an emeritus professor at University College, London.