Brave New World is a Science Fiction novel written by Aldous Huxley. The novel is set in the year AD 2540 in London. It has become one of the most famous dystopian novels alongside Nineteen Eighty-Four and Fahrenheit 451. The novel has been critically acclaimed and made into many radio and film adaptations.
~Ranked 5th on Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels List
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"Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today--let's hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren't yet to come.
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."
"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 succeedsas a work of art...This is surely Huxley's best book."
- Martin Green
“Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling.”
“Not a work for people with tender minds and weak stomachs.”