Brave New World Revisited Paperback – Jan 12 1989
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“One of the most important books to have been published since the war.”
“Such ingenious wit, derisive logic and swiftness of expression, Huxley’s resources of sardonic invention have never been more brilliantly displayed.”
—The Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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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.See all Product Description
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Huxley wrote a masterpiece of a book in "Brave New World". "Brave New World Revisited" is a fantastic critical analysis of "BNW", how it differs with Orwell's "1984", and the world as Huxley saw it some 30 after the book debuted. His commentary and social criticism cut deep, and this cautionary tale is perhaps more applicable today than it has ever been (as evidenced in George W. Bush's reference to "BNW" in his speech concerning government funding of stem cell research).
This surely is an important book.
The amazing thing is, though, that even as such, it is a thrill to read. The dialogue is snappy, the narration rich, and the scenarios hilarious and frightening -- often at the same time. This is SF at its best. This is SF as literature.
I cannot sing the praises of "BNW" highly enough. I will waste no more of your time talking about it -- use it to read this book instead!
Recommended for: Everyone (even those who don't normally read SF)
I hope that helps. Happy reading.
Government control of the mainstream media, socialized medicine, a vast, bloated, impersonal, socialist bureaucracy, "community, identity, stability" I wonder if we're approaching something like BNW, but there's nothing brave about a new world without liberty!
I highly recommend this book! Brave New World
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Warning: The English in this book will be tough to digest if you were born after the 1980's. No survey on dystopian fiction is complete without Huxley's special variation on the... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2013 by elginblatherford
Nothing about this book really caught or held my attention. The premise of the novel is of course very original and a thought provoking idea, but the novel just didn't live up to... Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by K. Simmons
This book is a terrefic piece of work and it always amazes me when I think that this book was written nearly 70 years ago. Read morePublished on March 13 2002 by Ivan Thomson
Although this book was written over 40 years ago, and is a reflection on a book written over 60 years ago the issues it covers are surprisingly relevant in today's society. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2001 by Jim Richards
Written over 40 years ago, the book hardly showed me anything that I didn't knew already. Everyone with an above ape intelligence is able to minutely aknowledge manipulative... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2001 by Popescu Lucian