Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Rosetta Books
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ISBN : 0795311699
Pages : 122 pages
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In this “brilliantly written” book, the author of Brave New World reflects on his dystopian classic—and its echoes in the real world decades later (Kirkus Reviews). Written almost thirty years after the publication of Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Brave New World Revisited compares the “future” of 1958 with his vision of it from the early 1930s. Touching on subjects as diverse as world population, drugs, subliminal suggestion, and totalitarianism, these timeless essays provide a fascinating look at ideas of early science fiction in the context of the real world. “It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time. . . . fascinating.” —The New York Times Book Review


Brave New World

Brave New World


Author : Aldous Huxley
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ISBN : 9781841593593
Pages : 264 pages
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Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...


Brave New World Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Brave New World Revisited


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0307356558
Pages : 0 pages
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Huxley’s classic is bookended by the original introduction by Margaret Atwood and his fascinating non-fiction work, written in 1958, in which he compares the modern-day world with the dystopian fantasy he envisioned in Brave New World. Nearly thirty years after the publication of Brave New World, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality in Brave New World Revisited and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Sharing his views on issues such as overpopulation, propaganda, the art of selling and brainwashing, Huxley gives a vigorous, astute analysis of the nature of power and authority in modern society. Brave New World Revisited is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.


Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited


Author : Alduos Huxley
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ISBN : 9789356612068
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Aldous Huxley's timeless ""masterpiece... one of the most predictive dystopian writings of the twentieth century"" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anybody concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our ""brave new world"" now more than ever. This book also includes the complete text of Aldous Huxley's 1958 nonfiction sequel to Brave New World, Brave New World Revisited.


Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited


Author : Alduos Huxley
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ISBN : 9789356612051
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The Brave New World Collection

The Brave New World Collection


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Rosetta Books
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ISBN : 079530045X
Pages : 315 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (795 users)

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Aldous Huxley’s dystopian classic about a perfectly engineered society, and his book of essays reflecting on it almost three decades later, in one volume. This book includes: Brave New World: Half a millennium from now, no matter what class of human you are bred to be—from the intellectual Alphas to the Epsilons who provide manual labor—you are a part of the efficient, well-oiled whole, nourished, secure, and blissfully serene thanks to the freely distributed drug soma. But when a man and woman journey beyond the confines of their ordered life to where the “savages” reside, and bring back two outsiders, the cracks begin to show…Named as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library, Brave New World is one of the first truly dystopian novels, a remarkable depiction of the conflict between progress and the human spirit as relevant, if not more so, today than when it was written. Brave New World Revisited: Nearly thirty years after the publication of his groundbreaking novel, Huxley composed this collection of essays comparing the “future” of 1958 with his vision of it from the early 1930s. Touching on subjects as diverse as world population, drugs, subliminal suggestion, and totalitarianism, it provides a fascinating look at ideas of early science fiction in the context of the real world. “Aldous Huxley is the greatest twentieth-century writer in English.” —Chicago Tribune “A genius. . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.” —The New Yorker


CliffsNotes on Huxley's Brave New World

CliffsNotes on Huxley's Brave New World


Author : Regina Higgins
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0544180070
Pages : 100 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The new world in CliffsNotes on Brave New World is not a good place to be. Readers have used the word "dystopia," meaning "bad place," to describe Huxley's fictional world. But your experience studying this novel won't be bad at all when you rely on this study guide for help. Meet John the Savage and enter Huxley's witty and disturbing view of the future. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


Brave New World

Brave New World


Author : Aldous Huxley
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Pages : 457 pages
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Huxley's classic novel describes a future society modeled on genetic and psychological control, and devoid of individual freedom. In his nonfiction follow-up, Huxley examines advances in mind control methods, brainwashing, and propaganda, and their probable effects on society.


Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Dramatic Pub.
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Pages : 120 pages
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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 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.


Huxley Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Huxley Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited


Author : Coles Notes
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9780774032452
Pages : 108 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (32 users)

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A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.


Study Guide to Brave New World and Other Works by Aldous Huxley

Study Guide to Brave New World and Other Works by Aldous Huxley


Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
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ISBN : 1645420094
Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (645 users)

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Aldous Huxley, James Tait Memorial Prize Winner for Fiction in 1939. Titles in this study guide include Brave New World, Point Counter Point, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, and Eyeless in Gaza. As a gifted critic with an unprecedented intelligence, Huxley’s science fiction vividly expresses the power and corruption of technology and politics in contemporary society. Moreover, Huxley’s lifelong concentration on the impacts of science and technology on life can be seen through his use of dystopian imagery and symbolism. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Huxley’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.


PONS Lektürehilfe Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

PONS Lektürehilfe Brave New World, Aldous Huxley


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : PONS
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ISBN : 9783125614574
Pages : 64 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

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Der Lauschangriff aufs Abitur-Wissen: Huxley verstehen - einfach übers Ohr! Unterwegs oder zu Hause auf dem Sofa: Praktischer kann die Prüfungsvorbereitung kaum sein. Mit Muttersprachlern kommst Du richtig schnell ins Thema: Hör dem abwechslungsreichen Gespräch zu und Du weisst schnell alles, was Du fürs Abitur brauchst. Der ganze Stoff auf Englisch: So wirst Du schnell sicher im Umgang mit Vokabeln und Redewendungen und kannst im Unterricht locker mitreden. Mögliche Abiturfragen mit Lösungsansätzen: Für die gezielte Prüfungsvorbereitung. Zum Nachlesen: Im Booklet findest Du nochmals alle wichtigen Informationen zu Autor, Werk und Epoche. Außerdem: Charakterisierungen, Textanalysen, Interpretationen und vieles mehr


Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Turtleback Books
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ISBN : 9780808501503
Pages : 118 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

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Describes the shocking scientific devices and techniques available to any group in a position to manipulate society


Wandering into Brave New World

Wandering into Brave New World


Author : David Leon Higdon
Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN : 9401209723
Pages : 255 pages
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Wandering into Brave New World explores the historical contexts and contemporary sources of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel which, seventy years after its initial publication remains the best known and most discussed dystopian work of the twentieth century. This new study addresses a number of questions which still remain open. Did his round-the-world trip in 1925-1926 provide material for the novel? Did India’s caste system contribute to the novel’s human levels? Is there an overarching pattern to the names of the novel/s characters? Has the role of Hollywood in the novel been underestimated? Is Lenina Crown a representative 1920s “flapper”? Did Huxley have knowledge of and sources for his Indian reservation characters and scenes quite independent of and more accurate than those of D. H. Lawrence’s writings? Did Huxley’s visit to Borneo contribute anything to the novel? New research allows substantive answers and even explains why Huxley linked such figures as Henry Ford and Sigmund Freud. It also shows how the novel overcomes its intense grounding in 1920s political turmoil to escape into the timelessness of dystopian fiction.


Battlefield America

Battlefield America


Author : John W. Whitehead
Publisher : SelectBooks, Inc.
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ISBN : 1590793153
Pages : 483 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (59 users)

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Police forces across the United States have been transformed into extensions of the military. Our towns and cities have become battlefields, and we the American people are now the enemy combatants to be spied on, tracked, frisked, and searched. For those who resist, the consequences can be a one-way trip to jail, or even death. Battlefield America: The War on the American People is constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead’s terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself. In exchange for safe schools and lower crime rates, we have opened the doors to militarized police, zero tolerance policies in schools, and SWAT team raids. The insidious shift was so subtle that most of us had no idea it was happening. This follow-up to Whitehead’s award-winning A Government of Wolves, is a brutal critique of an America on the verge of destroying the very freedoms that define it. Hands up!—the police state has arrived.


Brave New World Revisited: Hardcover Book

Brave New World Revisited: Hardcover Book


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher : Sahara Publisher Books
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ISBN : 9782382264331
Pages : 0 pages
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Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, whose citizens are environmentally engineered into an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. The novel opens in the World State city of London in AF (After Ford) 632 (AD 2540 in the Gregorian calendar), where citizens are engineered through artificial wombs and childhood indoctrination programmes into predetermined classes (or castes) based on intelligence and labour. Lenina Crowne, a hatchery worker, is popular and sexually desirable, but Bernard Marx, a psychologist, is not. He is shorter in stature than the average member of his high caste, which gives him an inferiority complex. His work with sleep-learning allows him to understand, and disapprove of, his society's methods of keeping its citizens peaceful, which includes their constant consumption of a soothing, happiness-producing drug called Soma. Courting disaster, Bernard is vocal and arrogant about his criticisms, and his boss contemplates exiling him to Iceland because of his nonconformity. His only friend is Helmholtz Watson, a gifted writer who finds it difficult to use his talents creatively in their pain-free society. Bernard takes a holiday with Lenina outside the World State to a Savage Reservation in New Mexico, in which the two observe natural-born people, disease, the ageing process, other languages, and religious lifestyles for the first time. The culture of the village folk resembles the contemporary Native American groups of the region, descendants of the Anasazi, including the Puebloan peoples of Hopi and Zuni.


Aldous Huxley Annual. Volume 15 (2015)

Aldous Huxley Annual. Volume 15 (2015)


Author : Bernfried Nugel
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
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ISBN : 3643908458
Pages : 302 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (643 users)

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Volume 15 is dedicated to Prof David Bradshaw (Oxford University), who died on 13 September 2016 after a long illness. His last article is published at the beginning of this issue, to be followed by Uwe Rasch's essay on Huxley's 1912 sketchbook (with over 30 unpublished images) and a new selection of unpublished Huxley letters by James Sexton. The volume continues with several articles on Huxley in the 1920s and 1930s and is rounded off with an essay on Huxley's stance as social ecologistt.