Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley’s enduring masterwork must be read and understood by any individual concerned with preserving the human spirit
“A masterpiece. … Some of the prophetic dystopian works.” —Wall Street Journal
Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the price of our freedom, full humanity, and most likely also our souls. “A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was once a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a non secular seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into the next day and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the upward push of fascism throughout the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
“Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century creator in English.” —Chicago Tribune