Genre: Science Fiction
Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours
First Published: 1932
Aldous Huxley’s profoundly important classic of world literature, Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, socially indoctrinated, and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order–all at the cost of our freedom, full humanity, and perhaps also our souls.
Brave New World, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, technology, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, and the hidden influence of elites.
Quotes from Brave New World
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.
I am I, and I wish I weren’t.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.