Brave New World

Brave New World

And, Brave New World Revisited

Paperback - 2007
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Huxley's classic is bookended by the original introduction by Margaret Atwood and his fascinating non-fiction work, written in 1958, in which he compares the modern-day world with the dystopian fantasy he envisioned in Brave New World .

Nearly thirty years after the publication of Brave New World , Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality in Brave New World Revisited and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Sharing his views on issues such as overpopulation, propaganda, the art of selling and brainwashing, Huxley gives a vigorous, astute analysis of the nature of power and authority in modern society. Brave New World Revisited is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2007.
Edition: Vintage Canada ed. --
ISBN: 9780307356550
0307356558
Branch Call Number: FIC Huxle
Characteristics: xvi, 407 p.
Alternative Title: Brave new world revisited.

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Aug 05, 2012

As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.

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VForce
Aug 03, 2012

Each of us, of course, goes through life inside a bottle. But if we happen to be Alphas, our bottles are, relatively speaking, enormous.

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VForce
Aug 03, 2012

People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get; they are so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave.

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Aug 02, 2012

“How many goodly creatures are there here! How beautious mankind is! O brave new world..."

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Jul 28, 2012

The purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being, but some intensification and refining of consciousness, some enlargement of knowledge.

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VForce
Jul 14, 2012

The mind that judges and desires and decides - made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are OUR suggestions! Suggestions from the state.

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Jul 14, 2012

All conditioning aims at that: making peope like their unescapable social destiny.

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