Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2021-03-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781479457571
Language: en
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Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction 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. 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 Nineteen Eighty-Four (published 1949). In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World at number 5 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 2003, Robert McCrum, writing for The Observer, included Brave New World chronologically at number 53 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", and the novel was listed at number 87 on The Big Read survey by the BBC. This edition pairs Brave New World with Brave New World Revisited, Huxley's book about the original novel.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781443434393
Language: en
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When Aldous Huxley wrote his famous novel Brave New World, he did so with the sincere belief that the dystopian world he created was a true possibility given the direction of the social, political and economic world order. Written almost thirty years later, Brave New World Revisited is a re-evaluation of his predictions based on the changes he had witnessed in the meantime. In this twelve-part essay, Huxley argues that society is moving toward his dystopian vision even faster than he had originally assumed, and provides his own suggestions on how to bring an end to this decadent decline. Brave New World Revisited condemns symptoms of modern life such as overpopulation, propaganda and extreme government control while providing a staunch defence of individualism. Despite being published over fifty years ago, the problems identified in Brave New World Revisited are still startlingly relevant, lending a chilling creditability to Aldous Huxley’s unsettling predictions. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2005-07-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780060776091
Language: en
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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.

Brave New World

Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307356543
Language: en
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Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability. An ominous warning to the world's population, this literary classic is a must-read.

CliffsNotes on Huxley s Brave New World

CliffsNotes on Huxley s Brave New World
Author: Regina Higgins,Charles Higgins
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780544180079
Language: en
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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.

Our Posthuman Future

Our Posthuman Future
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Profile Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781847653703
Language: en
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Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first time since the creation of the earth four billion years ago, or the emergence of mankind 10 million years ago, people will be able to choose their children's' sex, height, colour, personality traits and intelligence. It will even be possible to create 'superhumans' by mixing human genes with those of other animals for extra strength or longevity. But is this desirable? What are the moral and political consequences? Will it mean anything to talk about 'human nature' any more? Is this the end of human beings? Our Posthuman Future is a passionate analysis of the greatest political and moral problem ever to face the human race.

Brave New World

Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Arrow
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1784876259
Language: en
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Welcome to New London. Everybody is happy here. Our perfect society achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family and history itself. Now everyone belongs.You can be happy too. All you need to do is take your Soma pills.Discover the brave new world of Aldous Huxley's classic novel, written in 1932, which prophesied a society which expects maximum pleasure and accepts complete surveillance - no matter what the cost.

Brave New World A Graphic Novel

Brave New World  A Graphic Novel
Author: Aldous Huxley,Fred Fordham
Release: 2022-04-19
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780063055261
Language: en
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Available in graphic novel form for the first time, “one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the twentieth century” (Wall Street Journal) Aldous Huxley’s classic novel of authoritarianism Brave New World, adapted and illustrated by Fred Fordham, the artist behind the graphic novel edition of To Kill A Mockingbird. Originally published in 1932, Brave New World is one of the most revered and profound works of twentieth century literature. Touching on themes of control, humanity, technology, and influence, Aldous Huxley’s enduring classic is a reflection and a warning of the age in which it was written, yet remains frighteningly relevant today. With its surreal imagery and otherworldly backdrop, Brave New World adapts beautifully to the graphic novel form. Fred Fordham’s singular artistic flair and attention to detail and color captures this thought-provoking novel as never before, and introduces it to a new generation, and countless modern readers, in a fresh and compelling way.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 1965
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 118
ISBN: 080850150X
Language: en
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Describes the shocking scientific devices and techniques available to any group in a position to manipulate society

Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds
Author: John Joseph Adams
Release: 2010-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 489
ISBN: 9781597802888
Language: en
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From Huxley's Brave New World, to Orwell's 1984, to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature, and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways. Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last 30 years, demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre. This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Anonim
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0795300166
Language: en
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In 1958, Aldous Huxley wrote what might be called a sequel to his novel Brave New World, published in 1932, but it was a sequel that did not revisit the story or the characters, or re-enter the world of the novel. Instead, he revisited that world in a set of 12 essays. Taking a second look at specific aspects of the future Huxley imagined in Brave New World, Huxley meditated on how his fantasy seemed to be turning into reality, frighteningly and much more quickly than he had ever dreamed.

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Author: Warren Paul
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 66
ISBN: PSU:000006570002
Language: en
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Notes on the examination of the prophetic fantasy of his novel "Brave New World" and compares his predictions for the future with our actual world.

Modernism and Exile

Modernism and Exile
Author: M. Spariosu
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781137317216
Language: en
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Studying exile and utopia as correlated cultural phenomena, and offering a wealth of historical examples with emphasis on the modern period, Spariosu argues that modernism itself can be seen as a product of an acute exilic consciousness that often seeks to generate utopian social schemes to compensate for its exacerbated sense of existential loss.

Amazing Ourselves to Death

Amazing Ourselves to Death
Author: Lance Strate
Release: 2014
Editor: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Pages: 170
ISBN: 1433119307
Language: en
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"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Release: 2005-12-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 250
ISBN: 014303653X
Language: en
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

Phenomenology of the Object and Human Positioning

Phenomenology of the Object and Human Positioning
Author: Calley A. Hornbuckle,Jadwiga S. Smith,William S. Smith
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783030664374
Language: en
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This edited volume explores the intersections of the human, nonhuman, transhuman, and posthuman from a phenomenological perspective. Representing perspectives from several disciplines, these investigations take a closer look at the relationship between the phenomenology of life, creative ontopoiesis, and otherness; technology and the human; art and the question of humanity; nonhumans, animals, and intentionality; and transhumanism. Ontological positioning of the human is reconsidered with regard to the nonhuman, transhuman, and posthuman within the cosmos. Further examination of the artificial and object in the lifeworld is also explored. This volume also pays tribute to Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka and her methodical contributions to phenomenology. This text appeals to students and researchers of phenomenology worldwide.

Men Like Gods

Men Like Gods
Author: Herbert George Wells
Release: 1923
Editor: Macmillan Company of Canada
Pages: 327
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006489038
Language: en
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The hero of the novel, Mr. Barnstaple, is a depressive journalist working for the newspaper "The Liberal." At the beginning of the story, Barnstaple, as well as a few other Englishmen, are accidentally transported to the parallel world of Utopia. Utopia is like an advanced Earth, although it had been quite similar to Earth in the past in a period known to Utopians as the "Days of Confusion." Utopia is a utopian world: it has a utopian world government, advanced science, and even pathogens have been eliminated and predators are almost tamed. --wikipedia.com.

Brief Candles

Brief Candles
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 205
ISBN: OCLC:636932694
Language: en
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Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2006-09-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 137
ISBN: 1417767170
Language: en
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Written thirty years after his epic novel "Brave New World," a thoughtprovoking sequel describes the shocking scientific devices and techniques available to any group in a position to manipulate society.

Island

Island
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443428583
Language: en
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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.