Brave New World

Brave New World

Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power.

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795311257

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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 Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.
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The Brave New World

The Brave New World

Wide-ranging in scope, inclusive in content, the revised edition of The Brave New World continues to provide professors, students, and historians with an engaging and accessible history of early North America.

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884837

Category: History

Page: 533

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The Brave New World covers the span of early American history, from 30,000 years before Europeans ever landed on North American shores to creation of the new nation. With its exploration of the places and peoples of early America, this comprehensive, lively narrative brings together the most recent scholarship on the colonial and revolutionary eras, Native Americans, slavery, politics, war, and the daily lives of ordinary people. The revised, enlarged edition includes a new chapter carrying the story through the American Revolution, the War for Independence, and the creation of the Confederation. Additional material on the frontier, the Southwest and the Caribbean, the slave trade, religion, science and technology, and ecology broadens the text, and maps drawn especially for this edition will enable readers to follow the story more closely. The bibliographical essay, one of the most admired features of the first edition, has been expanded and brought up to date. Peter Charles Hoffer combines the Atlantic Rim scholarship with a Continental perspective, illuminating early America from all angles—from its first settlers to the Spanish Century, from African slavery to the Salem witchcraft cases, from prayer and drinking practices to the development of complex economies, from the colonies' fight for freedom to an infant nation's struggle for political and economic legitimacy. Wide-ranging in scope, inclusive in content, the revised edition of The Brave New World continues to provide professors, students, and historians with an engaging and accessible history of early North America.
Categories: History

Huxley s Brave New World Essays

Huxley  s Brave New World  Essays

These essays analyze the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document and describe how Huxley forecast the problems of late capitalism.

Author: David Garrett Izzo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Aldous Huxley’s prophetic novel of ideas warned of a terrible future then 600 years away. Though Brave New World was published less than a century ago in 1932, many elements of the novel’s dystopic future now seem an eerily familiar part of life in the 21st century. These essays analyze the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document and describe how Huxley forecast the problems of late capitalism. Topics include the anti-utopian ideals represented by the rigid caste system depicted, the novel’s influence on the philosophy of “culture industry” philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the Nietzschean birth of tragedy in the novel’s penultimate scene, and the relationship of the novel to other dystopian works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

An in-depth analysis of Aldous Huxley, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761447016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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An in-depth analysis of Aldous Huxley, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brave New World

Brave New World

Describes the background of Brave New World, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Author: Robert S. Baker

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034351242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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Describes the background of Brave New World, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception
Categories: Literary Criticism

This Brave New World

This Brave New World

From her front row view of this colossal shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts the reader on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing.

Author: Anja Manuel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501121982

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 902

"In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers--whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights, and business standards. From her front row view of this colossal shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders, Anja Manuel escorts the reader on an intimate tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing. Her encounters with political and business leaders reveal how each country's history and politics influences their conduct today. Through vibrant stories, she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges--from the crushing poverty of Indian slum dwellers and Chinese factory workers, to outrageous corruption scandals, rotting rivers, unbreathable air, and managing their citizens' discontent. We wring our hands about China, Manuel writes, while we underestimate India, which will be the most important country outside the West to shape China's rise. Manuel shows us that a different path is possible--we can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and thus extend our own leadership in the world"--
Categories: Political Science

Wandering into Brave New World

Wandering into Brave New World

It also shows how the novel overcomes its intense grounding in 1920s political turmoil to escape into the timelessness of dystopian fiction.

Author: David Leon Higdon

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209724

Category: History

Page: 255

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Wandering into Brave New World explores the historical contexts and contemporary sources of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel which, seventy years after its initial publication remains the best known and most discussed dystopian work of the twentieth century. This new study addresses a number of questions which still remain open. Did his round-the-world trip in 1925-1926 provide material for the novel? Did India’s caste system contribute to the novel’s human levels? Is there an overarching pattern to the names of the novel/s characters? Has the role of Hollywood in the novel been underestimated? Is Lenina Crown a representative 1920s “flapper”? Did Huxley have knowledge of and sources for his Indian reservation characters and scenes quite independent of and more accurate than those of D. H. Lawrence’s writings? Did Huxley’s visit to Borneo contribute anything to the novel? New research allows substantive answers and even explains why Huxley linked such figures as Henry Ford and Sigmund Freud. It also shows how the novel overcomes its intense grounding in 1920s political turmoil to escape into the timelessness of dystopian fiction.
Categories: History

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World

A critical analysis of Huxley's influential novel features the writings of Harold H. Watts, George Woodcock, Robert S. Baker, and other scholars.

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 0791070492

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 165

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A critical analysis of Huxley's influential novel features the writings of Harold H. Watts, George Woodcock, Robert S. Baker, and other scholars.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited

Huxley checks the progress of his prophecies in his seminar novel Brave New World thirty years after it was first published, covering issues such as overpopulation, propaganda, the art of selling and brainwashing, drugs and political ...

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0756977932

Category: Fiction

Page: 147

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Six hundred years into the future, humans are bred by cloning, and "mother" and "father" are forbidden words. Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future "Utopian" society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
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Brave New World Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Brave New World Revisited

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 0307356558

Category:

Page: 432

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Huxley’s classic is bookended by the original introduction by Margaret Atwood and his fascinating non-fiction work, written in 1958, in which he compares the modern-day world with the dystopian fantasy he envisioned in Brave New World. Nearly thirty years after the publication of Brave New World, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality in Brave New World Revisited and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Sharing his views on issues such as overpopulation, propaganda, the art of selling and brainwashing, Huxley gives a vigorous, astute analysis of the nature of power and authority in modern society. Brave New World Revisited is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.
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CliffsNotes on Huxley s Brave New World

CliffsNotes on Huxley s Brave New World

Readers have used the word "dystopia," meaning "bad place," to describe Huxley's fictional world. But your experience studying this novel won't be bad at all when you rely on this study guide for help.

Author: Regina Higgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544180079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The new world in CliffsNotes on Brave New World is not a good place to be. Readers have used the word "dystopia," meaning "bad place," to describe Huxley's fictional world. But your experience studying this novel won't be bad at all when you rely on this study guide for help. Meet John the Savage and enter Huxley's witty and disturbing view of the future. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Summary Of Brave New World Revisited

Summary Of Brave New World Revisited

In 1932, Brave New World, a novel by the English author Aldous Huxley, was published. Contemporary events inspired this influential fantasy novel, which depicted a future society governed by totalitarianism.

Author: Alma Duncan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798689334554

Category:

Page: 48

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In 1932, Brave New World, a novel by the English author Aldous Huxley, was published. Contemporary events inspired this influential fantasy novel, which depicted a future society governed by totalitarianism. In 1958, a full twenty-seven years later, Huxley wrote Brave New World Revisited, a short nonfiction book which reexamines the novel's ideas and predictions in light of events that had happened since the publication of Brave New World. Huxley argues that the world is accelerating toward the dystopia he foretold in Brave New World much faster than he had anticipated. The book diagnoses many problems at the foreground of speculation in mid-20th-century society, most of which endure today in ever more pressing forms...
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Brave New World Student Book

Brave New World Student Book

By working their way through the different activities in this student book, students will improve their understanding of: the content of the novel, the ideas and issues Huxley encourages readers to think about, the language the novel uses, ...

Author: Emily Bosco

Publisher:

ISBN: 1925771296

Category: English literature

Page: 78

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Brave New World: A Critical Study of Literature engages students in an enjoyable and detailed study of Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World for the NSW Stage 6 English Year 11 Module B: Critical Study of Literature. It has been designed to improve critical knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the novel as a literary text. In order to develop their own interpretation of Brave New World, students will engage in a variety of activities that require them to respond to the novel in both critical and creative ways. This includes tasks that require students to compose in the imaginative, persuasive, and discursive styles of writing. By working their way through the different activities in this student book, students will improve their understanding of: the content of the novel, the ideas and issues Huxley encourages readers to think about, the language the novel uses, and the way it has been structured. Students will also learn how to support their judgements about the novel with evidence, along with developing their understanding of scholarly perspectives gathered from further independent research.
Categories: English literature

Brave New World

Brave New World

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 0060929871

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 934

Huxley's classic prophetic novel describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom
Categories: Fiction

Ethics for a Brave New World

Ethics for a Brave New World

This updated and revised second edition analyzes the current literature regarding various ethical issues. Includes a new chapter on stem cell research and expanded material on other topics.

Author: John S. Feinberg

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 158134712X

Category: Religion

Page: 846

View: 809

This updated and revised second edition analyzes the current literature regarding various ethical issues. Includes a new chapter on stem cell research and expanded material on other topics.
Categories: Religion

Brave New World

Brave New World

This volume of criticism presents a variety of new essays on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, a classic in the science fiction and dystopian genres.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Salem Press

ISBN: 1619252384

Category: Reference

Page: 271

View: 979

This volume of criticism presents a variety of new essays on Aldous Huxleys Brave New World, a classic in the science fiction and dystopian genres. These essays delve into the cultural, historical, comparative and critical contexts for understanding Brav
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Whose Brave New World

Whose Brave New World

In this passionate and down-to-earth book, Heather Menzies-one of Canada's leading writers on technology and society-steers us through the jargon of the Information Highway, globalization and the Internet to grasp the moral and political ...

Author: Heather Menzies

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 9781896357027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 268

In this passionate and down-to-earth book, Heather Menzies-one of Canada's leading writers on technology and society-steers us through the jargon of the Information Highway, globalization and the Internet to grasp the moral and political issues at stake in the Brave New World of the new economy. Menzies offers positive suggestions for reviving public debate, and for a democratic renegotiation of the new economy and the Information Highway.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Brave New World

A Brave New World

First Americans - Columbus - Spanish in America - French in America - England and other European colonists - Revolution - Dispossessing the Indians - Slavery - Civil War - The West - Corporate America - USA and the world - Between the Wars ...

Author: John Cantwell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0170088472

Category: United States

Page: 365

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First Americans - Columbus - Spanish in America - French in America - England and other European colonists - Revolution - Dispossessing the Indians - Slavery - Civil War - The West - Corporate America - USA and the world - Between the Wars - Isolationism and World War II - Foreign policy post World War II - Equality for all (Black struggle) - Thirteen colonies (p.58) - The Dutch - New Sweden; The fifty states - Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the United States - Immigration - Progressives - Theodore Roosevelt and the Square Deal - Woodrow Wilson - Robber barons - Statue of Liberty; The Declaration of Independence - Constitution of the United States of America.
Categories: United States