Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.

Brave new world / Aldous Huxley. - 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed. - New York ; London : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006. - 259, 20 p. ; 21 cm. - Harper Perennial modern classics. .

leisurereading. Originally published: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a classic science fiction work that continues to be a significant warning to our society today. Tony Britton, the reader, does an excellent job of portraying clinical detachment as the true nature of the human incubators is revealed. The tone lightens during the vacation to the wilderness and the contrast is even more striking. Each character is given a separate personality by Britton's voices. As the story moves from clinical detachment to the human interest of Bernard, the nonconformist, and John, the ""Savage,"" listeners are drawn more deeply into the plot. Finally, the reasoned tones of the Controller explain away all of John's arguments against the civilization, leading to John's death as he cannot reconcile his beliefs to theirs.The abridgement is very well done, and the overall message of the novel is clearly presented. The advanced vocabulary and complex themes lend themselves to class discussion and further research. There is sure to be demand for this classic in schools and public libraries.

Grade 8 and up.

0060850523 9780060850524

Passivity (Psychology)--Fiction.
Genetic engineering--Fiction.
Political fiction.
Pscyhological fiction.
Science fiction.

PR6015.U9 / B65 2006x

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