So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Brave New World tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Aldous Huxley’s book.
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This short summary and analysis of Brave New World
- Historical context
- Chapter-by-chapter overviews
- Profiles of the main characters
- Themes and symbols
- Important quotes
- Fascinating trivia
- Glossary of terms
- Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work
About Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley:
Aldous Huxley’s visionary Brave New World
is one of the world’s greatest dystopian novels. In a society built on conformity, stability, and pervasive “happiness,” individuals are not born, but manufactured into one of five distinct castes—from dull-witted laborers to leaders and thinkers. Even as embryos, people are conditioned and programmed not only to accept, but to enjoy their predestined lives—or is it their slavery?
But what happens when a savage—a man born from an actual mother—is introduced into this perfectly ordered society? Brave New World
is a masterpiece of literary satire, as appropriate today, in our world of endless, shallow distractions and ubiquitous mass media, as it was when it was first published in 1932.
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.