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Brave new world [GRPL Book Club] / Aldous Huxley.

Brave new world [GRPL Book Club]

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  • ISBN: 0060850523 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780060850524
  • Physical Description: 259, 20 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
  • Publisher: New York ; Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
"P.S. insights, interviews and more"--Cover.
Originally published: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932.
Summary, etc.: Set in the London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), Huxley's novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. He describes a futuristic, controlled community with utopian overtones, in which the characters are completely subdued and enslaved by a small ruling group that wields the unrestrained power of science.
Subject: Passivity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Genetic engineering > Fiction.
Totalitarianism > Fiction.
Collectivism > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Political fiction.
Science fiction.
Dystopias.

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