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Brave New World

  • List Price: $31.95
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  • Seller:@aGlance Books
  • Sales Rank:1,199,839
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:176
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0
  • Dimensions (in):8.6 x 5.9 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:November 1, 1995
  • ISBN:0899664237
  • EAN:9780899664231
  • ASIN:0899664237
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
Amazon.com Review
"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.

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