Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780060776091
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Release: 2005-07-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781443434393
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Aldous Huxley wrote his famous novel Brave New World, he did so with the sincere belief that the dystopian world he created was a true possibility given the direction of the social, political and economic world order. Written almost thirty years later, Brave New World Revisited is a re-evaluation of his predictions based on the changes he had witnessed in the meantime. In this twelve-part essay, Huxley argues that society is moving toward his dystopian vision even faster than he had originally assumed, and provides his own suggestions on how to bring an end to this decadent decline. Brave New World Revisited condemns symptoms of modern life such as overpopulation, propaganda and extreme government control while providing a staunch defence of individualism. Despite being published over fifty years ago, the problems identified in Brave New World Revisited are still startlingly relevant, lending a chilling creditability to Aldous Huxley’s unsettling predictions. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Brave New World

Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0375712364
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Release: 2013
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia devoid of individual freedom.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 147
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003213662
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Release: 1958
Editor: New York : Harper
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author examines the prophetic fantasy of his novel "Brave New World" and compares his predictions for the future with our actual world.

Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 137
ISBN: 1417767170
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Release: 2006-09-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Written thirty years after his epic novel "Brave New World," a thoughtprovoking sequel describes the shocking scientific devices and techniques available to any group in a position to manipulate society.

Our Posthuman Future

Our Posthuman Future
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781847653703
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Release: 2017-06-15
Editor: Profile Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first time since the creation of the earth four billion years ago, or the emergence of mankind 10 million years ago, people will be able to choose their children's' sex, height, colour, personality traits and intelligence. It will even be possible to create 'superhumans' by mixing human genes with those of other animals for extra strength or longevity. But is this desirable? What are the moral and political consequences? Will it mean anything to talk about 'human nature' any more? Is this the end of human beings? Our Posthuman Future is a passionate analysis of the greatest political and moral problem ever to face the human race.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Pages: 184
ISBN: 014303653X
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Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

Modernism and Exile

Modernism and Exile
Author: M. Spariosu
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9781137317216
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Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Studying exile and utopia as correlated cultural phenomena, and offering a wealth of historical examples with emphasis on the modern period, Spariosu argues that modernism itself can be seen as a product of an acute exilic consciousness that often seeks to generate utopian social schemes to compensate for its exacerbated sense of existential loss.

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World Major Themes and what has become reality today

Aldous Huxley s  Brave New World    Major Themes and what has become reality today
Author: Florian Schumacher
Pages: 27
ISBN: 9783638533294
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Release: 2006-08-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: none, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (English Department), course: Literary Utopias and Dystopias, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is about the major themes of Huxley ́s novel "Brave New World" and about how much of these themes have (in part) become reality today. The paper takes a closer look on genetic engineering, the misuse of psychological conditioning, promiscuity to achieve happiness and the destruction of the institution "family" and examines each theme ́s relevance for our society today.

The Genius And The Goddess

The Genius And The Goddess
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781443428576
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

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John Rivers has just earned his PhD when he is offered the position of laboratory assistant to the eminent physicist Henry Maartens. With no place to live, Rivers accepts lodgings with Dr. Maartens, his young daughter and beautiful wife, and soon becomes emotionally entangled within their family. His stay instigates a stream of events that forever alters both the character and future of the Maartens family and Rivers himself. Published in 1955—over twenty years after his critically acclaimed Brave New World—Aldous Huxley’s The Genius and the Goddess is renowned for its skillful treatment of such themes as love, intellect, sexuality, religion and death. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die volume 1 Emma Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Heart of Darkness Frankenstein

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die   volume 1  Emma  Jane Eyre  Wuthering Heights  Heart of Darkness Frankenstein
Author: Lewis Carroll,Emily Brontë,Victor Hugo,Edgar Rice Burroughs,E. M. Forster,Joseph Conrad,Homer,Aldous Huxley,Charles Dickens,Jane Austen,Alexandre Dumas,E. E. Cummings,H.P lovecraft,House of Classics
Pages: 10000
ISBN: 9782377871964
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Release: 2017-03-31
Editor: MVP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book,contains now several HTML tables of contents The first table of contents lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC. This 1st volume of "100 Books You Must Read Before You Die" contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors' last names: Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice, Emma Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh Carroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Cather, Willa: My Ántonia Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote Chopin, Kate: The Awakening Cleland, John: Fanny Hill Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness, Nostromo Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans Cummings, E. E: The Enormous Room Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders Dickens, Charles: Bleak House, Great Expectations Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment, The Idiot Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo Eliot, George: Middlemarch Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View, Howards End Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls Gorky, Maxim: The Mother Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon's Mines Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D'Urbervilles Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter Homer: The Iliad & The Odyssey Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Misérables Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady Lovecraf H.P: The Call of Cthulhu Shelley Mary: Frankenstein

Island

Island
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443428583
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Brief Candles Four Stories

Brief Candles  Four Stories
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781479457595
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Release: 2021-03-12
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brief Candles (1930), Aldous Huxley's fifth collection of short fiction, consists of the following four short stories: "Chawdron" "The Rest Cure" "The Claxtons" "After the Fireworks" Brief Candles takes its title from a line in William Shakespeare's Macbeth, from Macbeth's famous soliloquy: "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Impossible Exchange

Impossible Exchange
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9781844677917
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Release: 2012-01-02
Editor: Verso Trade
Language: en

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Brief Candles

Brief Candles
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1983459879
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Release: 2018-01-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Conditioning in Aldous Huxley s Brave New World

Conditioning in Aldous Huxley s  Brave New World
Author: Franziska Caesar
Pages: 14
ISBN: 9783656399360
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Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Literature - Basics, grade: 2,0, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Sprach-und Literaturwissenschaften), language: English, abstract: Contents 1. Introduction .................................................................................................03 2. The various forms of conditioning in Brave New World ....................................04 2. 1 Biological engineering ....................................................................04 2. 2 The use of psychological conditioning ..............................................05 2. 2. 1 Behaviourism ............................................................................05 2. 2. 2 Sleep-teaching and hypnopaedia ..................................................06 2. 3 Chemical persuasion.........................................................................08 3. The essential role of conditioning in the “utopian” world .................................10 4. Conclusion .............................................................................................12 Bibliography .............................................................................................14 1. Introduction Unquestionably, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, written in 1931, is one of the most fascinating dystopian novels. His description of a world state in the future, in which people are conditioned and manipulated from the cradle to the grave is meant to be a warning of the danger of dehumanization. Huxley draws a picture of a future including the misuse of political power, economic control, sciences and technology, biological engineering, mass consumption and the loss of ethical values. More precisely, Huxley’s Brave New World could be regarded as a kind of “leisure dystopia” which is defined as an “utopia [that has] gone wretched or failed paradise-engineering projects.” The fine line between utopia and dystopia becomes visible. In leisure dystopian societies like in Brave New World, all problems have officially been abolished and the people are living in wealth and happiness. But this state is only achieved by eliminating intellectualism, values or individual freedom. Therefore, the state rulers need means of control. One of the most powerful tools is conditioning in various forms. This study is meant to focus on the three types of conditioning prevailing in Brave New World. According to the order in the novel, the biological engineering in the pre-natal status will be discussed at first. Thereafter, the use of psychological conditioning with the methods of behaviourism, sleep-teaching and hypnopaedia is an essential theme. To complete it, the last type of conditioning, the chemical manipulation will be looked at. The different aspects will be combined with the motto of the World State in Brave New World: “Community, Identity, Stability” . Furthermore the loss of individuality caused by biological and psychological conditioning is an important component within the analysis. After this closer examination...

Ends and Means

Ends and Means
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781412847001
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Release: 1937
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: en

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A Teacher s Guide to Brave New World

A Teacher s Guide to Brave New World
Author: Aldous Huxley,Amy Jurskis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780062374271
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Release: 2014-07-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For teachers We know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core–aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter. This free teaching guide for Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is designed to help you put the new Common Core State Standards into practice. "Aldous Huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English."—Chicago Tribune Aldous Huxley's tour de force, Brave New World is a darkly satiric vision of a "utopian" future—where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified students for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying entertainment.

Psychedelics

Psychedelics
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781473548589
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Release: 2017-06-08
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Could drugs offer a new way of seeing the world? In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. His account of his experience, and his vision for all that psychedelics could offer to mankind, has influenced writers, artists and thinkers around the world. The unabridged text of The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Drinking by John Cheever Swimming by Roger Deakin Eating by Nigella Lawson Desire by Haruki Murakami

CLASSICS Brave New World and

CLASSICS Brave New World and
Author: Aldous Huxley
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1022978177
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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