Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Michael York (Narrator)

01-01-08

7hrs 59min

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“Easily one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century and still perhaps the definitive dystopian read.” Entertainment Weekly

A London Times Pick of the 50 Best Novels of the Last 100 Years
#5 on the Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century list
An Oprah’s Book Club Selection of Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read
An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” If You Love Westworld
A USA Today bestseller
A Pop Sugar Pick of Books to Read before They Become Hit TV Shows
An iBooks bestseller in Science Fiction & Fantasy
See All +

Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before.

“One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century” —Wall Street Journal

Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media—has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller’s genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 AF (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, Brave New World is both a warning to be heeded and thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

Praise

“Easily one of the most significant novels of the twentieth century and still perhaps the definitive dystopian read.” Entertainment Weekly

“It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time.” New York Times Book Review

“British actor Michael York’s refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley’s masterpiece…An excellent performance of a classic and prescient twentieth-century novel.” AudioFile

“The writer-philosopher’s mind-bending saga imagines a futuristic, apparently pain-free society created through genetically-modified babies, psychological manipulation, drugs, and a social hierarchy based on intelligence. Huxley’s most famous novel reminds us about the dangers of complacency.” O, The Oprah Magazine

“A classic science fiction work that continues to be a significant warning to our society today.” Library Journal

"Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever.” Dave Howe, president of SyFy

“As sparkling, as provocative, as brilliant...as the day it was published.” Martin Green, English-born writer, editor, and publisher

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2007
Release Date January 1, 2008
Release Date Machine 1199145600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Literary Fiction, New Additions, New Additions, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963) was an English poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and humanist philosopher. He attended Eton and Oxford and briefly taught at Eton before devoting himself solely to writing. His fifth novel, Brave New World, is one of the most read books in literary history.

Narrator Bio
Michael York

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations, as well as five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Overview

A London Times Pick of the 50 Best Novels of the Last 100 Years
#5 on the Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century list
An Oprah’s Book Club Selection of Dystopian Novels Everyone Should Read
An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” If You Love Westworld
A USA Today bestseller
A Pop Sugar Pick of Books to Read before They Become Hit TV Shows
An iBooks bestseller in Science Fiction & Fantasy
See All +

Originally published in 1932, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before.

“One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century” —Wall Street Journal

Cloning, feel-good drugs, antiaging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media—has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller’s genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 AF (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, Brave New World is both a warning to be heeded and thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

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