Brave New World Revisited

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Brave New World Revisited includes Huxley's views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising and government control, and is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.

Brave New World Brave New World Revisited

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 9780307356550

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Page: 432

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Huxley’s classic is bookended by the original introduction by Margaret Atwood and his fascinating non-fiction work, written in 1958, in which he compares the modern-day world with the dystopian fantasy he envisioned in Brave New World. Nearly thirty years after the publication of Brave New World, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality in Brave New World Revisited and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Sharing his views on issues such as overpopulation, propaganda, the art of selling and brainwashing, Huxley gives a vigorous, astute analysis of the nature of power and authority in modern society. Brave New World Revisited is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.

Eiland

Roman

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492976581

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Eines der Meisterwerke des berühmten europäischen Erzählers und Essayisten. 30Jahre nach seiner Albtraumvision »Schöne neue Welt« zählt »Eiland« ebenfalls zu den großen utopischen Romanen des 20.Jahrhunderts. Huxley entwirft darin eine Gemeinschaft, die die Prinzipien des Guten und der Freiheit konsequent anwendet.

Parallelen der Liebe

Roman

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492976654

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Lilian Aldewinkle, eine reiche Dame aus London, hat ein Schloß in Italien erworben, aus dem sie um jeden Preis einen Treffpunkt der Musen machen will. Deshalb lädt sie alle dorthin ein, die ihrer Meinung nach künstlerische Genalität besitzen: ihren ehemaligen Liebhaber Tom Cardan, den Arbeiterführer Mr. Falx oder den vom gesellschaftlichen Leben angewiderten Calamy, der aus Langeweile ein Verhältnis mit der Schriftstellerin Mary Thriplow anfängt. Aber auch Francis Chelifer kommt auf das Schloß, ein nicht unbedeutender Lyriker, der das Mittelmaß für den einzig erträglichen Zustand hält und von Mrs. Aledwinkle hartnäckiger Liebe verfolgt wird. Und so beginnt ein Reigen um Liebe, Verrat und Leidenschaft. »Parallelen der Liebe« ist ein Feuerwerk funkelnder Gedanken und Einfälle über die Liebe, das Leben und die Kunst präsentiert mit Leichtigkeit und Virtuosität. »Parallelen der Liebe« - jetzt wieder bei Piper Edition erhältlich

Brave New World

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780060929879

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Zeit muss enden

Roman

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492976689

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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»Ein versöhnliches, heiteres Werk mit köstlichen Szenen und eigenwilligen Gestalten« Die Welt Als Sebastian Barnack zu einer festlichen Party eingeladen wird, gerät er in Verlegenheit, denn er besitzt keinen Abendanzug. Sein Vater, überzeugter Sozialist, weigert sich ihm dieses bürgerliche Klassen- und Statussymbol zu kaufen. An Sebastians Versuchen, dieses Kleidungsstückes habhaft zu werden, knüpfen sich Schuld und Verbrechen, die ihn schließlich erkennen lassen, dass nichts, was man tut ohne Konsequenzen bleibt ...

BRAVE NEW WORLD

Dystopia Which Showed the Dark Future of Mindless Consumerism, Uncontrolled Reproductive Technologies & Psychological Manipulation (With “Brave New World Revisited” – Philosophy Behind the Book)

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026874269

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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This carefully crafted ebook: “BRAVE NEW WORLD” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Set in London in the year AF 632 (2540 AD) this political and dystopian science fiction novel, paints a chilling picture of a consumerist society where being a misfit spells utter doom for a person. Here assisted reproductive technologies, mindless sex and orgies, and guided rules for expressing of human emotions reduce relationships to mechanical farces. Written in 1931, the novel is still relevant today and more so because, as Huxley mentioned in “Brave New World Revisited”, our real world is turning into the world of the novel much faster than we originally thought! Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, humanist, pacifist, and satirist. He later became interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

The Ultimate Brave New World

Brave New World, Island and Brave New World Revisited

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Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443434515

Category: Fiction

Page: 822

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This collection brings together some of Aldous Huxley’s most famous works, all of which center around his ideas about the future of the human race. Huxley’s most famous work, Brave New World takes the principles of consumerism and mass production to the extreme in the high-tech dystopian future which he imagined was in store for humanity. In Island, written as a counterpart to Brave New World, Huxley offers an oppositional view: the idea of a utopian society where personal desire and social norms exist in perfect harmony. Lastly, this volume contains Huxley’s essay Brave New World Revisited , which re-evaluates humanity’s decline towards the dystopian future Huxley imagined in Brave New World nearly thirty years before. 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.

Lügennest

Promise Falls I

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Author: Linwood Barclay

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342643721X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Bestsellerautor Linwood Barclay ("Ohne ein Wort") ist zurück! "Lügennest" bildet den Auftakt seiner neuen "Promise Falls"-Trilogie: Drei Thriller, die sich mit den Abgründen einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt beschäftigen, deren Mitbewohner auch nicht vor Mord zurückschrecken... Für Promise Falls sieht es düster aus. In der Kleinstadt an der US-Ostküste gibt es kaum Perspektiven – und vor allem keine Jobs. Auch die Zeitung von Reporter David Harwood ist pleite, trotzdem steckt er seine Nase weiterhin in Sachen, die ihm merkwürdig vorkommen. Wie zum Beispiel in diese Geschichte mit dem Baby. Seine Cousine Marla schwört, ein Engel habe es ihr gegeben. Aber es sieht eher so aus, als hinge alles mit einem brutalen Mord am anderen Ende der Stadt zusammen. Und das ist nicht der einzige Abgrund, der sich in Promise Falls auftut. Linwood Barclay ist "ein wahrer Spannungsmeister." Stephen King

CliffsNotes on Huxley's Brave New World

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Author: Regina Higgins,Charles Higgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. The new world in CliffsNotes on Brave New World is not a good place to be. Readers have used the word "dystopia," meaning "bad place," to describe Huxley's fictional world. But your experience studying this novel won't be bad at all when you rely on this study guide for help. Meet John the Savage and enter Huxley's witty and disturbing view of the future. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Amazing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited

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Author: Lance Strate

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433119316

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --

Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

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Author: Raychel Haugrud Reiff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761447016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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