Brave New World (Broché)

Aldous Huxley

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Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent. Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free.
A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.
  • Date de parution : 01/09/2006
  • Editeur : Arrow Books
  • ISBN : 0-09-945816-0
  • EAN : 9780099458166
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 229 pages
  • Poids : 0.205 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 20,0 cm × 1,5 cm
Aldous Huxley

Biographie d'Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley was born on 26 July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel Crome Yellow (19x1), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (19x3), Those Barren Leaves (1915) and Point Counter Point (1928) - bright, brilliant satires of contemporary society. For most of the 19zos Huxley lived in Italy but in the 1930s he moved to Sanary, near Toulon.
In the years leading up to the Second World War, Huxley's work took on a more sombre tone in response to the confusion of a society which he felt to be pinning dangerously out of control. His great novels of ideas, including his most famous work Brave New World (published in 1932 this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material "progress") and the pacifist novel Eyeless in Gaza (1936) were accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays, collected in volume form under such titles as Music at Night (1931) and Ends and Means (1937) In 1937, at the height of his fame, Huxley left Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood.
As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key to solving the world's problems lay in changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. The exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs was to dominate his work for the test of his life. His beliefs found expression in both fiction (Time Must Have a Stop, 1944 and Island, 1962) and non-fiction (The Perennial Philosophy, 1945, Grey Eminence, 1941 and the famous account of his first mescalin experience, The Doors of Perception, 1954).
Huxley died in California on 22 November 1963.

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