Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

By Aldous Huxley

  • Release Date: 2016-03-19
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 34 Ratings

Description

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.”

Readers' reviews:

“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)

Reviews

  • Great Read, First Time, Anytime, Everytime

    5
    By Times Reader 2012
    Written 85 years ago, in between the Great War To End all Wars and the second more familiar globe shaping conflict of he 20th century, seems eerily more prescient every time I read it.