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The Resource Brave new world, Aldous Huxley with an introduction by John Sutherland

Brave new world, Aldous Huxley with an introduction by John Sutherland

Label
Brave new world
Title
Brave new world
Statement of responsibility
Aldous Huxley with an introduction by John Sutherland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Towering classic of dystopian satire, BRAVE NEW WORLD is a brilliant and terrifying vision of a soulless society--and of one man who discovers the human costs of mindless conformity. Hundreds of years in the future, the World Controllers have created an ideal civilization. Its members, shaped by genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning, are productive and content in roles they have been assigned at conception. Government-sanctioned drugs and recreational sex ensure that everyone is a happy, unquestioning consumer; messy emotions have been anesthetized and private attachments are considered obscene. Only Bernard Marx is discontented, developing an unnatural desire for solitude and a distaste for compulsory promiscuity. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old unenlightened ways still continue, he unleashes a dramatic clash of cultures that will force him to consider whether freedom, dignity, and individuality are worth suffering for
Member of
Summary
Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media--has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity
Theme
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035535
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1894-1963
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huxley, Aldous
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6015.U9
LC item number
B65 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
359
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huxley, Aldous
  • Passivity (Psychology)
  • Genetic engineering
  • Totalitarianism
  • Collectivism
  • Collectivism
  • Genetic engineering
  • Passivity (Psychology)
  • Totalitarianism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Brave new world, Aldous Huxley with an introduction by John Sutherland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Chronology -- Brave New World -- Appendix: Author's foreword (to the 1946 edition)
Control code
ocn825733340
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xli, 232 pages
Isbn
9781841593593
Lccn
2013012729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)825733340
Label
Brave new world, Aldous Huxley with an introduction by John Sutherland
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Chronology -- Brave New World -- Appendix: Author's foreword (to the 1946 edition)
Control code
ocn825733340
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xli, 232 pages
Isbn
9781841593593
Lccn
2013012729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)825733340

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