Book :: Brave New World

Brave New World
By: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 268
Published: 1932
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Dystopia
Fantasy
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Huxley’s bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in “this year of stability, A.F. 632”--the A.F. standing for After...

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forline forline

8th grade English and still love it!

Jan 4th, 2018

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jul 11th, 2017

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Really great concept (for the time) and very interesting set up. I was fairly disappointed in the overall story, but the idea of the future by Huxley is astonishing.

May 26th, 2017

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Apr 3rd, 2017

Portia Portia

Mar 12th, 2017

D-Train D-Train

Pretty good book, especially for its day! Written today it wouldn't get nearly the praise. Where can I get some soma? ;)

Jun 4th, 2016

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Jun 2nd, 2016

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Jun 5th, 2015

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Mar 11th, 2015

dkbunnell dkbunnell

I love this book and this author's vision of misfits in a "perfect society," the problems of that society and how they are addressed in the future in this "year of stability, AF 632."

Feb 25th, 2015

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Dec 17th, 2013

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Dec 10th, 2013

heathershep heathershep

One of my favorite books. This book is an interesting warning for the future. Amusing, chilling, beautiful.

Oct 18th, 2013

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

florencebellairs florencebellairs

Brilliant. Thought provoking and a little scary to see the similarities between Huxley's impression of a dystopian society in 1932 and our own today.

Jul 3rd, 2013

worleybird worleybird

Kind of tough to follow the writing mannerisms of the author at first, but once you get into it its a very thought provoking and inner-thrilling book.

Mar 4th, 2013

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44th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

5th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

16th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

21st on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

53rd on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

58th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

87th on The Big Read by BBC

15th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

23rd on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

24th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books