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Brave new world : and, Brave new world revisited / Aldous Huxley ; foreword by Christopher Hitchens.

Summary:

The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future-of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. This powerful work of speculative fiction sheds a blazing critical light on the present and is considered to be Huxley's most enduring masterpiece. Following Brave New World is the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited, first published in 1958. It is a fascinating work in which Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in Brave New World, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0060535261
  • ISBN: 9780060535261
  • Physical Description: xxi, 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First work originally published: New York : Harper, [1932]. 2nd work originally published: New York : Harper, [1958].
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Christopher Hitchens -- Brave new world -- Foreword by author -- Brave new world revisited -- Foreword by author -- I. Over-population -- II. Quantity, quality, morality -- III. Over-organization -- IV. Propaganda in a democratic society -- V. Propaganda under a dictatorship -- VI. The arts of selling -- VII. Brainwashing -- VIII. Chemical persuasion -- IX. Subconscious persuasion -- X. Hypnopaedia -- XI. Education for freedom -- XII. What can be done?
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 11 8653.
Subject: Passivity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Totalitarianism > Fiction.
Collectivism > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Science fiction.
Dystopias.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Festus Public Library.

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Festus Public Library 800 Cliff's (Text) 32017000032980 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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