Brave new world

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New York : Everyman's Library :, 2013.
Physical Desc:
xli. 232 pages ; 22 cm
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 7.5 - AR Pts: 11
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Ranked one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, this dystopian satire is a brilliant and terrifying vision of a soulless society--and of one man who discovers the human costs of mindless conformity. Hundreds of years in the future, the World Controllers have created an ideal civilization. Its members, shaped by genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning, are productive and content in roles they have been assigned at conception. Government-sanctioned drugs and recreational sex ensure that everyone is a happy, unquestioning consumer; messy emotions have been anesthetized and private attachments are considered obscene. Only Bernard Marx is discontented, developing an unnatural desire for solitude and a distaste for compulsory promiscuity. When he brings back a young man from one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old unenlightened ways still continue, he unleashes a dramatic clash of cultures that will force him to consider whether freedom, dignity, and individuality are worth suffering for. Aldous Huxley's ingenious fantasy of a future of mechanical efficiency and engineered harmony has been enormously influential for generations, and is as provocative, powerful, and riveting as when it was first published in 1932.
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,7.5,11,8653
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APA Citation (style guide)

Huxley, A. (2013). Brave new world. New York: Everyman's Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. 2013. Brave New World. New York: Everyman's Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963, Brave New World. New York: Everyman's Library, 2013.

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Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: Everyman's Library, 2013. Print.

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