Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, published in 1932, is a dystopian novel set six hundred years in the future. The novel envisions a world that, in its quest for social stability and peace, has created a society devoid of emotion, love, beauty, and true relationships. As a social critique, Brave New World takes credit with Orwell's 1984 for advancing a new genre of literature that fuses science fiction, political allegory, and literary ambition.
Quotes from the book:
“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
“...reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays....”
“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”
“Not a work for people with tender minds and weak stomachs” (J.B. Priestly)
“This is one of the best novels of the 20th century – and to think, he only wrote it as a skit on the preposterous H.G. Wells. Huxley prophesied all the babyish aspects of our technologised modernity, down to the last detail, including death awareness classes for children.” (Peter Mullen - The Telegraph)
“Incredible to think this science-fiction book by Aldous Huxley was first published in 1932. Portrays a future where happiness is the universal goal of human society.” (Christopher, goodread.com)