Brave New World & Brave New World Revisited | Aldous Huxley
407 pages | Vintage Canada
Huxley’s classic is bookended by the original introduction by Margaret Atwood and his fascinating nonfiction 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.