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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. “A genius [who] who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” (The New Yorker), Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization. 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. 

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Aldous Huxley

Escritor inglês nascido a 26 de Julho de 1864, no Surrey (Inglaterra), e falecido a 22 de Novembro de 1963, em Los Angeles (EUA). Neto do biólogo Thomas Henry Huxley e filho do escritor Leonard Huxley, estudou em Eton e formou-se no Balliol College de Oxford em 1916.
As personagens principais dos seus primeiros livros, como Crome Yellow (1921), Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) e Point Counter Point (1928), são geralmente intelectuais e escritores, traçando-se o retrato por vezes irónico e satírico das suas pretensões e desilusões. A partir deste tema, Huxley alarga-se para o tema maior do vazio da sociedade do século XX em livros como Brave New World (Admirável Mundo Novo, 1932). Posteriormente, interessou-se pelo misticismo e pela filosofia hindu: Eyeless In Gaza (1936) e The Perennial Philosophy (1946).
Em 1954 publicou The Doors of Perception, onde relata as suas experiências com a mescalina.

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