Brave New World Revisited (Paperback)

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"Huxley uses his erudite knowledge of human relations to compare our actual world with his prophetic fantasy of 1931. 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."  — New York Times Book Review

When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future. Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. Brave New World Revisited is a trenchant plea that humankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late. 

About the Author


Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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"Huxley uses his erudite knowledge of human relations to compare our actual world with his prophetic fantasy of 1931. 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."
New York Times Book Review

"A message which, enforced by Mr. Huxley's seriousness and clear dialectic on dealing with social problems, we cannot ignore. . . . The last pages carry a somewhat tragic node about his misgivings whether man himself wishes to be saved."
Time and Tide (London)

"A thought jabbing, terrifying book."
Chicago Tribune

"Brilliantly written.... Should appeal to readers of all breeds."
Kirkus Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060898526
ISBN-10: 0060898526
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: September 5th, 2006
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: P.S.
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