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: 382
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: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1841593591
Language: en
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Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

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: 1972
Editor: Random House (UK)
Pages: 172
ISBN: UOM:39015020686435
Language: en
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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.

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 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

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: 100
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.

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.

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: 2014-08-12
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781551997322
Language: en
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Widely regarded as one of the great classic examples of dystopian fiction (along with Orwell’s 1984), Brave New World is a chilling tale of a world where humanity has given up love, art, freedom, and even choice, all in the name of stability and happiness. This stability is rocked when the long-lost son of one of their highest caste is found living on a savage reservation. Devoid of the careful subliminal education that all people normally receive, the savage stands as a contradiction to everything that society values. His presence in their midst forces others to question these same values, and threatens to change their lives forever. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Brief Candles Four Stories

Brief Candles  Four Stories
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 2021-03-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781479457595
Language: en
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Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron" "The Rest Cure" "The Claxtons" "After the Fireworks" Brief Candles takes its title from a line in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, from Macbeth's famous soliloquy: "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Huxley Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Huxley Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Author: Coles Notes,Aldous Huxley
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 108
ISBN: 0774032456
Language: en
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A literary study guide that includes summaries and commentaries.

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.

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World Major Themes and what has become reality today

Aldous Huxley s  Brave New World    Major Themes and what has become reality today
Author: Florian Schumacher
Release: 2006-08-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9783638533294
Language: en
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: none, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (English Department), course: Literary Utopias and Dystopias, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is about the major themes of Huxley ́s novel "Brave New World" and about how much of these themes have (in part) become reality today. The paper takes a closer look on genetic engineering, the misuse of psychological conditioning, promiscuity to achieve happiness and the destruction of the institution "family" and examines each theme ́s relevance for our society today.

Brave New World Animal Farm 1984 3in1

Brave New World  Animal Farm   1984  3in1
Author: George Orwell Aldous Huxley
Release: 2021-01-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9390575753
Language: en
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Dystopia

Dystopia
Author: Gregory Claeys
Release: 2016-11-17
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780191088612
Language: en
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Dystopia: A Natural History is the first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia. Taking the term to encompass both a literary tradition of satirical works, mostly on totalitarianism, as well as real despotisms and societies in a state of disastrous collapse, this volume redefines the central concepts and the chronology of the genre and offers a paradigm-shifting understanding of the subject. Part One assesses the theory and prehistory of 'dystopia'. By contrast to utopia, conceived as promoting an ideal of friendship defined as 'enhanced sociability', dystopia is defined by estrangement, fear, and the proliferation of 'enemy' categories. A 'natural history' of dystopia thus concentrates upon the centrality of the passion or emotion of fear and hatred in modern despotisms. The work of Le Bon, Freud, and others is used to show how dystopian groups use such emotions. Utopia and dystopia are portrayed not as opposites, but as extremes on a spectrum of sociability, defined by a heightened form of group identity. The prehistory of the process whereby 'enemies' are demonised is explored from early conceptions of monstrosity through Christian conceptions of the devil and witchcraft, and the persecution of heresy. Part Two surveys the major dystopian moments in twentieth century despotisms, focussing in particular upon Nazi Germany, Stalinism, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Cambodia under Pol Pot. The concentration here is upon the political religion hypothesis as a key explanation for the chief excesses of communism in particular. Part Three examines literary dystopias. It commences well before the usual starting-point in the secondary literature, in anti-Jacobin writings of the 1790s. Two chapters address the main twentieth-century texts usually studied as representative of the genre, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The remainder of the section examines the evolution of the genre in the second half of the twentieth century down to the present.

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.

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

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" --

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780547249643
Language: en
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.