BRAVE NEW WORLD

BRAVE NEW WORLD

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Now reissued in a gorgeous hardcover edition: "one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" ( Wall Street Journal ) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world." Huxley's masterpiece has become a bestseller once again after the American election. Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order whose motto is "Community, Identity, Stability."--all at the cost of our freedom, humanity, and perhaps our souls. "A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine" ( The New Yorker ), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history's keenest observers of human nature and civilization. Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning as we head into tomorrow and as a thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a twenty-first-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.

  • EAN

    9780062696120

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    272 Pages

  • Longueur

    22 cm

  • Largeur

    15 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.7 cm

  • Poids

    388 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley est né en 1894 dans une famille appartenant à l'élite intellectuelle britannique. Diplômé d'Oxford où il s'est lié d'amitié avec D. H. Lawrence, il surmonte une maladie qui le rend presque aveugle, se marie, voyage en Inde et aux États-Unis. En 1931, il écrit Le Meilleur des mondes en seulement quatre mois. C'est un succès international. En 1937, il s'installe à Hollywood où il devient scénariste. Il continuera de publier jusqu'à sa mort en 1963.

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