21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: English литература » Художественная литература на английском языке | Комментариев: 0
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Published by: Rosetta Books December 12 2001 | 413 Pages (Full version) | ISBN 0795300050; B000M1ZA9S | PDF | 1.2 MB
Brave New World (1932) is one of the most bewitching and insidious works of literature ever written. In the end, it was Aldous Huxley, not George Orwell (whom Huxley taught at Eton), whose vision of the future had the touch of prophecy. The modern world did not collapse into the cold, damp totalitarian hell Orwell described in his 1948 novel 1984. What has happened is closer to Huxleys vision of the future in his astonishing 1931 novel Brave New World -- a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, where the people are genetically designed to be passive, consistently useful to the ruling class.