Brave New World
A sumptuous gift edition to mark the 90th anniversary of first publication. With an Introduction by Yuval Noah Harari.
‘A masterpiece of speculation… As vibrant, fresh, and somehow shocking as it was when I first read it’ Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale
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.
‘A grave warning… Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling’ Observer
**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**
Huxley's nightmare, set out in Brave New World, his great dystopian novel, was that we would be undone by the things that delight us * Guardian * The most prophetic book of the 20th century... If you have time for just one book, this would be my top choice. A brilliant tour de force, Brave New World may be read as a grave warning of the pitfalls that await uncontrolled scientific advance. Full of barbed wit and malice-spiked frankness. Provoking, stimulating, shocking and dazzling * Observer * Such ingenious wit, derisive logic and swiftness of expression, Huxley's resources of sardonic invention have never been more brilliantly displayed * The Times * Aldous Huxley was uncannily prophetic, a more astute guide to the future than any other 20th century novelist ... Nineteen Eighty-Four has never really arrived, but Brave New World is around us everywhere
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