Brave new world / Aldous Huxley

By: Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 1998Edition: 1st Perennial Classics edDescription: xvii, 270 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 0060929871; 9780060929879Subject(s): Passivity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Genetic engineering -- Fiction | Totalitarianism -- Fiction | Collectivism -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction | Political fiction | Science fiction. | Dystopias. DDC classification: 823/.912 LOC classification: PR6015.U9 | B65 1998Summary: 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. 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 succeeds as a work of art. This is surely Huxley's best book
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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. 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 succeeds as a work of art. This is surely Huxley's best book

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