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Brief Candles

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2018-01-12
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 9781981967759

Summary : This collection of Huxley short stories contains After the Fireworks which is the length of a short novel and deals with the predicament of a well-known writer who finds himself approached as an oldish man, by an importunate female admirer who aspires at all costs to be his mistress. A further three stories are included, which are, Chawdron, The Rest Cure and The Claxtons. This is a must read for all Huxley fans.

Brave New World

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1946
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN :

Summary : Far in the future, the World Controllers have finally created the ideal society. In laboratories worldwide, genetic science has brought the human race to perfection. From the Alpha-Plus mandarin class to the Epsilon-Minus Semi-Morons, designed to perform menial tasks, man is bred and educated to be blissfully content with his pre-destined role. But, in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, Bernard Marx is unhappy. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, feeling only distaste for the endless pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress… A fantasy of the future that sheds a blazing critical light on the present-considered to be Aldous Huxley' s most enduring masterpiece.

Wandering into Brave New World

  • Author : David Leon Higdon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013-10-01
  • Total pages :255
  • ISBN : 9401209723

Summary : 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.

HuxleyÕs Brave New World: Essays

  • Author : David Garrett Izzo,Kim Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008-05-23
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 0786480033

Summary : 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.

Brave New World Revisited

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010-07-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780795311697

Summary : In 1958, author Aldous Huxley wrote what some would call a sequel to his novel Brave New World (1932) but the sequel did not revisit the story or the characters. Instead, Huxley chose to revisit the world he created in a set of twelve essays in which he meditates on how his fantasy seemed to be becoming a reality and far more quickly than he ever imagined. That Huxley’s book Brave New World had been largely prophetic about a dystopian future a great distress to Huxley. By 1958, Huxley was sixty-four-years old; the world had been transformed by the events of World War II and the terrifying advent of nuclear weapons. Peeking behind the Iron Curtain where people were not free but instead governed by Totalitarianism, Huxley could only bow to grim prophecy of his friend, author George Orwell, (author of the book 1984). It struck Huxley that people were trading their freedom and individualism in exchange for the illusory comfort of sensory pleasure--just as he had predicted in Brave New World. Huxley despairs of contemporary humankind’s willingness to surrender freedom for pleasure. Huxley worried that the rallying cry, “Give me liberty or give me death” could be easily replaced by “Give me television and hamburgers, but don’t bother me with the responsibilities of liberty.” Huxley saw hope in education; education that could teach people to see beyond the easy slogans and efficient ends and anesthetic-like influence of propaganda.

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2005-07-05
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0060776099

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.

The Brave New World

  • Author : Peter Charles Hoffer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :533
  • ISBN : 9780801884832

Summary : 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.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner: the Director's Cut Directed by Ridley Scott

  • Author : Megan De Kantzow
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :171
  • ISBN : 9781740201346

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Aldous Huxley

  • Author : Michael Routh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :79
  • ISBN : 9780582033559

Summary : Study notes on Brave new world; Life of Huxley - Summaries - Commentary - Language - Characters - Ideas - Questions.

Brave New World

  • Author : Patricia M. Mote,Aldous Huxley
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  • Release Date :1993-05-01
  • Total pages :85
  • ISBN : 9781560772811

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Bioethics in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World

  • Author : Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :164
  • ISBN : 9780737748086

Summary : Presents essays that examine bioethics in "Brave New World," discussing such topics as the misuse of science, gentic engineering, consumerism, cloning, stem cell research, and personal liberty.

Aldous Huxley

  • Author : Raychel Haugrud Reiff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2010-01-15
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780761447016

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

Medicine's Brave New World

  • Author : Margaret O. Hyde,John F. Setaro
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  • Release Date :2001-01-01
  • Total pages :143
  • ISBN : 9780761317067

Summary : Examines new scientific discoveries and presents new scientific debates on such topics as cloning, reproductive medicine, gene therapy, transplant medicine, and more.

Brave New World: a Novel

  • Author : Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 9780900948435

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A Brave New World of Knowledge

  • Author : B. J. Sokol
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :274
  • ISBN : 9780838639252

Summary : This study of an extraordinary work of dramatic literature also addresses questions of the nature and dissemination of the scientific revolution. These facets are locked together: although the book does not deny that 'The Tempest' had deep roots in classical literature and elsewhere, it maintains that the play's remarkable dramaturgy and symbolism reflect subtle matters uniquely pertinet to its own fascinating time. A 'Brave New World of Knowledge' uncovers a number of previously little-appreciated connections of 'The Tempest' with specific problems or advances of knowledge, thus showing that the play reflected innovative proto-scientific modes of confronting the physical, biological, and human realms. It also argues that Shakespeare's play mirrored a new tendency to repudiate earlier Renaissance dreams of achieving omniscience and omnipotence. The play reflected a newer hope for knowledge based on speculative boldness linked with close observation, rational and sober precision, and a radical capacity to accept limitation and not-knowing.