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Brave New World

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

Narrated by Geoffrey Giuliano and The Icon Players

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Aldous Huxley

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Overview

Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published a year later. 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 that is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final novel, Island (1962), the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's 1884.

Brave New World has frequently been banned and challenged since its original publication. It has landed on the American Library Association list of top 100 banned and challenged books of the decade since the association began the list in 1990.

Author Aldous Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly fifty books, both novels and non-fiction works¿as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems.

Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Oxford, with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry, before going on to publish travel writing, satire, and screenplays. Huxley spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine times and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962.

Also includes several ultra-rare previously unheard conversations with the esteemed intellectual.

Produced by Macc Kay

Production executive Avalon Giuliano


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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“[A] masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century.” — Wall Street Journal

“As sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant...as the day it was published.” — Martin Green

“One of the 20th century’s greatest writers.” — Washington Post

“Chilling. . . . That he gave us the dark side of genetic engineering in 1932 is amazing.” — Providence Journal-Bulletin

“A genius . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.” — The New Yorker

“Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English.” — Chicago Tribune

“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 sometimes appallingly accurate view of today’s world.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“It’s time for everyone to read or reread Brave New World.” — Raleigh News & Observer

The New Yorker

A genius . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.

Martin Green

As sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant...as the day it was published.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A sometimes appallingly accurate view of today’s world.

Wall Street Journal

[A] masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century.

Raleigh News & Observer

It’s time for everyone to read or reread Brave New World.

Providence Journal-Bulletin

Chilling. . . . That he gave us the dark side of genetic engineering in 1932 is amazing.

Washington Post

One of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

New York Times Book Review

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.

Chicago Tribune

Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English.

The New Yorker

A genius . . . a writer who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine.

Wall Street Journal

[A] masterpiece. ... One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century.

Chicago Tribune

Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English.

Washington Post

One of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940173077226
Publisher: Author's Republic
Publication date: 08/25/2021
Edition description: Unabridged

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