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Huxley's story shows a futuristic World State where all emotion, love, art, and human individuality have been replaced by social stability.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.

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.

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

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 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: 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 Contexts and Legacies

 Brave New World   Contexts and Legacies
Author: Jonathan Greenberg,Nathan Waddell
Release: 2016-10-07
Editor: Springer
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9781137445414
Language: en
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This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley’s prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing relevance to debates about political power, art, and the vexed relationship between nature and humankind. Individual chapters explore connections between Brave New World and the nature of utopia, the 1930s American Technocracy movement, education and social control, pleasure, reproduction, futurology, inter-war periodical networks, motherhood, ethics and the Anthropocene, islands, and the moral life. The volume also includes a ‘Foreword’ written by David Bradshaw, one of the world’s top Huxley scholars. Timely and consistently illuminating, this collection is essential reading for students, critics, and Huxley enthusiasts alike.

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.

This Brave New World

This Brave New World
Author: Anja Manuel
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501121975
Language: en
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"The US has the power to shape the geopolitical future of this century. We must stop obsessing about China alone and actively encourage India's enormous potential to balance China's power. India, China, and the US will be the twenty-first century's dynamic triumvirate. The axial shift of world power from the United States and Europe to China and India is unrelenting. By 2030, intelligence agencies estimate that Asia will surpass the combined power of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. From a front row seat Anja Manuel argues and demonstrates that India has the assets and structure to grow democratically to full strength and balance the Chinese hegemony and aggression while it takes its proper place in leadership with India and the US. In This Brave New World, Manuel takes the reader along on her business trips as she meets leaders and counts the assets and deficiencies of the two giant countries. India has a youthful, English-speaking population and democratic traditions, but it is inefficient, misogynist, and often corrupt. China has an aging population, no tradition of citizen rule, an ideological central government, and is ruthlessly expansionist. India's democratic system slows it down; China's centralized authority races it erratically. Balancing these giants is the key to a prosperous and open global system and America's opportunity to maintain its world power. In the present and near future the US's aim should be to embrace the inevitable rise of India and China and with them continue to lead the global governance. We must stop our handwringing about China's rise and focus instead, warns Manuel, on forging harmonious relationships with both giants, to create this brave new world"--

Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four
Author: George Orwell
Release: 2021-01-09
Editor: epubli
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9783753145136
Language: en
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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

Journey to a Brave New World

Journey to a Brave New World
Author: David Watts
Release: 2013-02-14
Editor: iUniverse
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781475974836
Language: en
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Our Way of life and our very existence are under threat. Get educated and resist. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, published in 1932, we are provided with a view into a possible future that shows humanity under total control. It’s a world in which babies are created in the laboratory to fit specific job functions and a small number of savages live in the restricted wild lands. Journey to a Brave New World uses examples of news reports and the real history— not always the version taught in the classroom —to show how we are being managed and manipulated to allow for a total tyrannical takeover and massive depopulation that could lead us to Huxley’s vision. For over six years, author David Watts has undertaken deep research into the real history of the world and the ways in which it is being manipulated toward a future that only benefits an elite few. He provides many news reports, official documents and quotes from the so called ‘elites’ to piece the puzzle together. He presents a cohesive exploration of what to expect in the future if we don’t become involved in determining our own fate. Journey to a Brave New World seeks to help everyone to put the pieces together, deprogram, and understand both how we are being manipulated and how we can change direction now.

Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Klaus Schwab,Nicholas Davis
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Currency
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781984822628
Language: en
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World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab offers a practical companion and field guide to his previous book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Today, technology is changing everything--how we relate to one another, the way we work, how our economies and goverments function, and even what it means to be human. One need not look hard to see how the incredible advances in artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, biotechnologies, and the internet of things are transforming society in unprecedented ways. But the Fourth Industrial Revolution is just beginning, says Schwab. And at a time of such tremendous uncertainty and such rapid change, he argues it's our actions as individuals and leaders that will determine the trajectory our future will take. We all have a responsibility - as citizens, businesses, and institutions - to work with the current of progress, not against it, to build a future that is ethical, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous. Drawing on contributions from 200 top experts in fields ranging from machine learning to geoengineering to nanotechnology, to data ethics, Schwab equips readers with the practical tools to leverage the technologies of the future to leave the world better, safer, and more resilient than we found it.

Winners Take All

Winners Take All
Author: Anand Giridharadas
Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780451493255
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news. "Impassioned.... Entertaining reading.” —The Washington Post Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can—except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. They rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; they lavishly reward “thought leaders” who redefine “change” in ways that preserve the status quo; and they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? His groundbreaking investigation has already forced a great, sorely needed reckoning among the world’s wealthiest and those they hover above, and it points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world—a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593082362
Language: en
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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

Brave New World

Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Release: 1946
Editor: Harpercollins
Pages: 311
ISBN: UOM:39015002305061
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.

Oh Charlie

Oh Charlie
Author: Charles E. Coriell
Release: 2013-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1467935972
Language: en
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He was famous for telling stories. He could always make the story interesting. He had a way of seeing the best or funniest of every situation. He wrote down over 180 of his best stories in his last few years for all his family and friends. You will laugh, and relate to the stories of childhood, school years, and growing up during the depression. From his northern New Jersey, small town home he shares what it was like growing up in the 20's and 30's. From logging to working with horses, the stories provide a great view of the life style from that time period.

The Dreams of Kings

The Dreams of Kings
Author: David K. Saunders,Susan Shade
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1500196916
Language: en
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In the year 1464, the Kingdom is engulfed by civil war as the renowned houses of Lancaster and York fight to the death for the crown of England. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, arrives, aged twelve, for the safety of Middleham Castle to begin his training for knighthood. His new companions discover he can change from kindness to cold rage within the wink of an eye. Men, it was said, watched him with wary eyes, for they knew when the young pup found his teeth, he would make a dangerous enemy. Far in the north, Margaret of Anjou, warrior Queen to Henry VI, prepares to fight against the advancing armies of Edward IV. Why does she abandon her husband, and flee to France vowing never to return? Who blackmails her, seven years later, to join forces with her most hated enemy, to return and fight once again for the crown of England? King Edward IV, tall, handsome, and clever, is a brilliant warrior, whose Achilles' heel is women; he loves them all. What dark forces drive him into a secret marriage that rips his kingdom apart? He is forced to fight Louis XI of France, and the mighty Earl of Warwick, not only for his crown but also his life. From the courts of Edward IV, Louis XI, and Margaret of Anjou, comes intrigue, betrayal, witchcraft, and love. The Dreams of Kings weaves plots and characters together to make a roller-coaster read of the period they call the WAR of the ROSES.

The 12 Olympian Gods Drawing Coloring Book

The 12 Olympian Gods Drawing   Coloring Book
Author: Lazaros' Blank Books
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1536850322
Language: en
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Learn important things about the 12 Olympian Gods, draw and color their figures in an amazing semi-blank book by Lazaros' Blank Books. From Goddesses Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis and Demetra to Gods Ares, Zeus, Poseidon and Apollon. Enjoy.

The Dance of Mayan Energies 2019 The Innerjourney

The Dance of Mayan Energies 2019  The Innerjourney
Author: Adriana 'tata Rojas
Release: 2018-12-07
Editor: Independently Published
Pages: 290
ISBN: 1790537770
Language: en
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The knowledge and wisdom held with the Cholq'ij as a sacred calendar is very deep, so the information I present within these pages is simply a starting point for all those who want to begin their journey within this wisdom. Although the format of this book may be seen as a daily calendar (and can be used as such), my purpose in creating it this way is to accompany you on an inner journey. It is a way which allows you to begin to relate to, and understand the 20 energies making up the Cholq'ij; to begin to understand the Mayan signs themselves - a way which helps you to understand how those 20 energies relate to and influence us, in a very personal way. In the first pages you will find some theoretical information regarding the Sacred Calendar, the 20 energies which make it up, and an explanation of the importance of knowing your Mayan Sign. In this way you can begin to become familiar with the concepts of each of the different energetic vibrations manifesting within our universe, and the beautiful dance of transformation it brings to us. Within this book is a day by day guide for the whole year of 2019 on the Gregorian Calendar, combined with the messages of the Cholq'ij. On each date you will see a different quote related to the energy of that day, and how to connect, meditate, or act in harmony with the natural, universal vibration manifesting that day. You will have a space to make small notes about the main emotions, sensations, and events that you face each day. Making notes will help allow you to gain a better idea about your physical and emotional states, the way your relationships are going, messages you are receiving in your dreams, or situations which may seem out of the ordinary. This may expand into meeting someone from your past, the birth or death of a loved one, messages coming from nature, magical manifestations, or when an opportunity suddenly arises. This book is here as an effective guide; one where you can begin to relate to the energies of the Cholq'ij. Little by little, everything will begin to become clarified, and you will come to understand which days are beneficial to you for certain activities and which days are not. From my heart to yours, I hope that the words contained here will become a constant support for the greatest adventure you may ever take; The journey of knowing yourself, and understanding the constant natural movement of energy in which we all live in, and to begin dancing within its natural rhythms.