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Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 1998, ©1932.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Perennial Classics editionView all editions and formats
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"A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers. A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay. It is as
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Political fiction
Dystopias
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley
ISBN: 0060929871 9780060929879
OCLC Number: 39257432
Notes: Originally published in 1932.
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: xvii, 268 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Aldous Huxley.
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"A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present--considered to be Aldous Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Mr. Huxley is eloquent in his declaration of an artist's faith in man, and it is his eloquence, bitter in attack, noble in defense, that, when one has closed the book, one remembers. A Fantastic racy narrative, full of much excellent satire and literary horseplay. It is as sparkling, provocative, as brilliant, in the appropriate sense, as impressive as the day it was published. This is in part because its prophetic voice has remained surprisingly contemporary, both in its particular forecasts and in its general tone of semiserious alarm. But it is much more because the book succeeds as a work of art. This is surely Huxley's best book"--Page 4 of cover.

"'Community, Identity, Stability' is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a 'Feelie, ' a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, Bernard Marx feels something is missing and senses his relationship with a young women has the potential to be much more than the confines of their existence allow. Huxley foreshadowed many of the practices and gadgets we take for granted today -- let's hope the sterility and absence of individuality he predicted aren't yet to come."--Amazon.com.

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