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ISBN: 0060809833

ISBN13: 9780060809836

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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring...

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

Had writing

It had notes doodles all inside the book, could not read at all.

Condition worse than expected

I ordered a Very Good condition paperback of this book and received a copy with the cover entirely colored in with pen. See all the white space in the picture? I have black pen coloring over the whole thing. Not what I would call a Very Good copy.

Not my personal favorite, but still excellent

Though an excellent dystopian thriller, Brave New World is not my personal favorite. Disclaimer: This is my second reading so my review may be biased. Aldous Huxley was onto something with creating the anti-utopia concept in reaction to H. G. Wells' optimism. Written in the 1930s, this one proved more accurate than the rest of the genre. The dark implications of a "near perfect" society. One where crime, sickness, and disease are near non-existent. But was all that was sacrificed to create this new world worth it? There were some parts that were harder to follow due to the language and structure at the time it was written. Yet, it's timeless enough for one to follow along today. Even if some portrayals may be viewed as problematic today. I did enjoy some of the philosophical arguments towards the end. Huxley places his own personal beliefs in the face of this hypothetical world. The contrasts couldn't be made any clearer between a "savage" and "civilized" society. But I digress. 4/5.

I enjoyed it!

I bought and read this book for a class I took for my English minor, and it was one of my favorite books that we read in the class. I found it really interesting how relevant this book was to today.

Love the book

I love this book, its a very good read.. But I'm not a fan of all the writing on the sides of the pages.

Maybe it's just me

Interesting book, great concept. It wasn't as grasping as 1984, which is really what I was attached to going into this book. Overall it was a good read

Great start but my book was a misprint.

I was a big fan of the story but unfortunately couldn't finish it. I got about halfway through and then it started repeating and skipping certain pages

A very well written dystopian novel

I have ordered this book for friends and family; it really is a classic. This is a favorite read of mine and I re-visit it every several years. Another favorite classic is Alas, Babylon, another well written dystopian novel.

This book has writing in bright ink all in it. Several flags indicate each chapter. I don't consider

Just starting to read

Profound and entertaining!

The depth, especially at the end of the book gives both a terrifying and sober look at society. It's almost as though Huxley was writing the sequel to Dostoevsky's 'The Grand Inquisitor' from 'The Brothers Karamazov' in full form. Everyone should read this book at some point. At the same time, Huxley doesn't sacrifice the entertainment value for the deep concepts he's going into. The characters are all memorable in their own ways, and also reflect aspects of human nature which make them valuable to the substance matter, rather than just filler characters you'd find in a modern YA novel. Overall a great read!

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