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Brave new world: Aldous Huxley.

Brave new world: Aldous Huxley.
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ISBN 9781785293443
Author Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 author.
Title Brave new world [electronic resource] / Aldous Huxley.
Publisher/Date [London, England] : BBC Digital Audio, 2016.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource (1 sound file (01 hr., 55 min., 14 sec.)) : digital
Contents note "A brand new BBC radio 4 full-cast dramatisation."
Performer note Read by Anton Lesser.
Summary Note Towering classic of dystopian satire, BRAVE NEW WORLD 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.
Subject Passivity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Genetic engineering -- Fiction
Totalitarianism -- Fiction
Collectivism -- Fiction
Added Author Lesser, Anton narrator.
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