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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley

A dystopian novel on social hierarchies, the progress of science and technology and psychological manipulation. In the year 2540, society has grown into a caste system that seeks to attain absolute perfection: People are no longer born, but genetically modified and conditioned to behave as perfectly functioning members of society. For most, happiness is controlled by the distribution of drugs – except a group of so-called ‘savages’, who seek a more purified and ascetic lifestyle.

· · 1932

Critical edition

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Vintage Classics, 2004. 229 pp., ISBN 9780099477464

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