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The Resource Brave new world, Aldous Huxley

Brave new world, Aldous Huxley

Label
Brave new world
Title
Brave new world
Statement of responsibility
Aldous Huxley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. “A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. 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
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Summary
Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media--has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035535
Cataloging source
DPB
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Harper Perennial modern classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Brave new world, Aldous Huxley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20987911
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Extent
259 pages, 20 pages
Isbn
9780060850524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060850524
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm74490211
  • (OCoLC)74490211
Label
Brave new world, Aldous Huxley
Publication
Note
Originally published: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20987911
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Extent
259 pages, 20 pages
Isbn
9780060850524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060850524
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm74490211
  • (OCoLC)74490211

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