By Aldous Huxley
Now greater than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... some of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20 th century" (Wall road Journal) must be learn and understood by means of a person interested in maintaining the human spirit within the face of our "brave new world"
Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of worldwide literature, Brave New World is a looking out imaginative and prescient of an unequal, technologically-advanced future the place people are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all on the rate of our freedom, complete humanity, and maybe additionally our souls. “A genius [who] who spent his lifestyles decrying the onward march of the computing device” (The New Yorker), Huxley was once a guy of incomparable abilities: both an artist, a non secular seeker, and considered one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New international, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified thousands of readers, and keeps its urgent relevance to this present day as either a caution to be heeded as we head into day after today and as thought-provoking, enjoyable paintings of literature. Written within the shadow of the increase of fascism during the Thirties, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century global ruled by means of mass-entertainment, expertise, drugs and pharmaceuticals, the humanities of persuasion, and the hidden impression of elites.
"Aldous Huxley is the best twentieth century author in English." —Chicago Tribune
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Straight from the horse’s mouth into the notebook. The boys scribbled like mad. Tall and rather thin but upright, the Director advanced into the room. He had a long chin and big rather prominent teeth, just covered, when he was not talking, by his full, floridly curved lips. Old, young? Thirty? Fifty? Fifty-five? It was hard to say. And anyhow the question didn’t arise; in this year of stability, A. F. 632, it didn’t occur to you to ask it. C. and the more zealous students recorded his intention in their notebooks: Begin at the beginning.
The Director turned to his nurses. ” Still yelling, the khaki babies were loaded on to their dumb-waiters and wheeled out, leaving behind them the smell of sour milk and a most welcome silence. One of the students held up his hand; and though he could see quite well why you couldn’t have lower-cast people wasting the Community’s time over books, and that there was always the risk of their reading something which might undesirably decondition one of their reflexes, yet. well, he couldn’t understand about the flowers.
And opening a door Mr. Foster led the way down a staircase into the basement. The temperature was still tropical. They descended into a thickening twilight. Two doors and a passage with a double turn insured the cellar against any possible infiltration of the day. “Embryos are like photograph film,” said Mr. Foster waggishly, as he pushed open the second door. ” And in effect the sultry darkness into which the students now followed him was visible and crimson, like the darkness of closed eyes on a summer’s afternoon.