Brave New World

Brave New World

Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical co Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set ...

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Title:Brave New World
Author:Aldous Huxley
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Brave New World
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Brave New World Reviews

  • Madeline
    Feb 07, 2010
    Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1932. That's almost eighty years ago, but the book reads like it could have been written yesterday. (especially interesting to me was how Huxley was able to predict the future of both genetic engineering and the action blockbuster. Damn.) ...
  • Clare
    Jul 04, 2007
    As a teenager I went through a period of reading a vast number of distopian novels - probably all the teenage angst. This is the one that has continued to haunt me however, long after the my youthful cynicism has died it's death. It's basically a book about the utopian ideal ...
  • Erin
    Feb 29, 2008
    remember that last semester of english class, senior year, where every class seemed painfully long and excrutiatingly pointless? when everybody sat around secretly thinking of cute and witty things to put in other people's yearbooks? when the teachers realized we were already brai...
  • Kemper
    Aug 02, 2011
    Warning! The following review contains humor. If you read it and actually think that I'm being critical of Huxley, try reading it again. (Here's a hint. Look for the irony of the italicized parts when compared to the previous statements.) If you post a comment that asserts th...
  • Elyse  Walters
    Sep 27, 2017
    Given that dystopian books are generally not my first choice ?run-to-books-to-read?.... and I?m sure I didn?t understand the full depths of this book - which was written 21 years before I was born....even I can see Aldous Huxley had a brilliant mind. I was trying to wrap m...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 07, 2010
    649. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley. Published in 1932, it propounds that economic chaos and unemployment will cause a radical reaction, in the form of an international scientific empire, that manufactures its citi...
  • Dan Schwent
    Dec 20, 2016
    In a dystopian society of genetically engineered consumers pacified by drugs and conditioning, Bernard Marx cannot seem to fit in. When he visits a Savage reservation, his eyes are opened and he brings one of the savages back to England with him... As I continue my bleak science fic...
  • Dale Pearl
    Feb 18, 2008
    This book is on many a top 100 reading list. Aldous Huxley has the reputation of being an intellectual giant. His heritage places him in the land of England, the place where all of the great literary giants come. A Brave New World unfortunately does not live up to the credits,pedigree ...
  • Johannes
    Apr 17, 2008
    This book presents a futuristic dystopia of an unusual kind. Unlike in Orwell's 1984, Huxley's dystopia is one in which everyone is happy. However, they are happy in only the most trivial sense: they lead lives of simple pleasures, but lives without science, art, philosophy o...
  • Stephen
    Nov 17, 2010
    I need to parse my rating of this book into the good (or great), the bad and the very fugly because I thought aspects of it were inspired genius and parts of it were dreggy, boring and living near the border of awful. In the end, the wowness and importance of the novel's ...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Mar 12, 2012
    ?I feel I could do something much more important. Yes, and more intense, more violent. But what? What is there more important to say? And how can one be violent about the sort of things one?s expected to write about? Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly--they?ll go ...
  • Nataliya
    Mar 02, 2012
    Brave New World is a classic written to make its readers uncomfortable. It accomplishes its point well. Still, it is only getting 3 stars from me, as I rate books based on my personal level of enjoyment rather than literary value. The characters of this book were not meant to be li...
  • Emily May
    Jun 06, 2012
    Wow, the anger over this rating! My first post for this book was a quote and a gif of Dean from Supernatural rolling his eyes and passing out. And people were pissed. How dare I? Lol. I'm honestly just so tired of all the dumb comments demanding that I (all caps) "ELABORAT...
  • Joey Woolfardis
    Feb 25, 2017
    O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't! Miranda, The Temptest, William Shakespeare Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003....
  • Lyn
    Nov 13, 2011
    This set the stage about what a dystopian story should be or not be. ?But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.? First published in 1932, this is timeless and is as relevant today as when it was...
  • Jan-Maat
    Jun 14, 2011
    In the beginning there was Henry Ford. The Ford factory system designed vehicles that were fit for specific purposes, and this book starts off as a satire on applying that model to humanity. The problem then with traditional socialisation through the family and traditional education...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣
    Dec 15, 2017
    CAREFUL OF SPOILERS! This is a 'viviparous mother' of all dystopian worlds! Yes, 'viviparous', 'mother' or 'father' are indecent jokes in the time of 'Our Ford'. This world is majorly fucked up, just like its 1984 edition. Perhaps e...
  • F
    Jun 23, 2015
    2nd time reading this Enjoyed it much more the 2nd time ...
  • MischaS_
    Jul 11, 2020
    Back in high school, one of the teachers brought a little sample from this book, and I found it totally captivating. Terrifying but at the same captivating. So, I went back to it. ?One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.? The beginning...
  • Adina
    Jan 06, 2014
    I finally managed to finish the dystopian classics triangle - 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave new World. For me the winner is Brave New World. Although I find the world imagined is less realistic than the other two it is equally tragic. I finally got that somewhat lost feeling of to...
  • Markus
    Jan 10, 2016
    Sometimes a book just isn?t what you want it to be. There is little doubt that Brave New World is a genre classic, heavily contributing to defining the dystopian genre. There is just as little doubt that Aldous Huxley was an important influence on some of the writers I respect the...
  • Leonard Gaya
    Jan 31, 2015
    Brave New World is a young man's novel, written in the interwar years. Huxley was then living in a collapsing world: a world where the optimist 19th-century dreams of progress, of improved humanity, of a new and superior man, had been shattered in the trench warfare of World War I...
  • Sean Barrs
    Oct 02, 2018
    ?But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.? These are words uttered in the face of tyranny and complete oppression, though they are very rare words to be spoken or even thought of in th...
  • Federico DN
    Oct 30, 2016
    In a distant utopian future, society reaches its maximum ideal. Advanced technology, limitless overabundance, poverty disappearance, end of violence. Well-being at the reach of a pill. Everyone is happy. Everyone gets what they want, when and how they want it. Everybody belongs to ever...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    "You all remember," said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, "you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History, " he repeated slowly, "is bunk." The rhetorical skills of the Controller ...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Mar 30, 2018
    DNF @ 50% I know, I know. I'm a peabrain pleb and this is truly a classic and how dare I? I understand what it's trying to do. I understand the over-enthusiasm for science and the depersonalization. I understand how showing a thriving world devoid of relationships and e...
  • İntellecta
    Jul 10, 2017
    about 120 pages, the story becomes very boring, since it is mostly the feelings of the protagonists. However, this attempt to identify me emotionally with the characters did not touch, since it is quite bizarre. So I felt more like having a classical drama in a modern world in front o...
  • Fergus
    Aug 05, 2018
    Brave New World says as much about Aldous Huxley as it does about our modern world. Maybe more. When he wrote it, Huxley was in the process of losing his inner child. Darling of the Jet Set, he was the literary version of their current idol, Cole Porter. And in the end, the ...
  • Leo .
    Nov 15, 2017
    ?Who are the Puppet Masters? What are they up to? Is this paradigm changing? For me and for you? Are we dancing to a different song? On this Earth, do we really belong? Will we inherit, this beautiful garden of Life, and Love and Compassion? Are these Puppet Master...
  • B0nnie
    May 05, 2012
    Brave New World is a vision of the future where science will (at last) be put full time into the service of our needs. Some of the ideas might seem a little controversial (because of our preconceived ideas) but we must be open minded...! SEX. Biology teaches that sex i...