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Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited / Aldous Huxley ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens.

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 (Author). Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 Brave new world revisited. (Added Author).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F HUXLEY 39851000934274 Adult Fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 04/20/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060776091
  • ISBN: 0060535261 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780060535261 (acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First work originally published: New York : Harper, [1932]. 2nd work originally published: New York : Harper, [1958].
Formatted Contents Note:
Brave new world -- Brave new world revisited.
Summary, etc.:
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 masterpiece. Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.
Subject: Passivity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Totalitarianism > Fiction.
Collectivism > Fiction.
Dystopias.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Political fiction.
Science fiction.

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