Brave New World
By Aldous Huxley
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley ranked # 5 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
Brave New World is a 1932 dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley, set in London in the 26th century.
The novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, eugenics and hypnopedia that combine to change society. The world it describes could in fact
also be a utopia, albeit an ironic one: Humanity is carefree, healthy, and technologically advanced. Warfare and poverty have been eliminated, all races are equal, and everyone is permanently happy.
The irony is, however, that all of these things have been achieved by
eliminating many things - family, cultural diversity, art, literature, religion and philosophy.
Brave New World is Huxley's most famous and enduring novel. The title comes from Miranda's speech in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
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