BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley

BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (hier online bestellen)

The story:
The World state's motto in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is 'Community, Identity, Stability'. The human race in the world state has been perfected by genetic science and artificial fertilization. People are controlled by technology, psychological manipulation and a druf calles 'Soma'.
Bernard Marx, one of the main characters in the novel, refuses to accept such life because it is dominated by emotionlessness and sameness.
Bernard is acquainted to Lenina. One day he tries to show her the ocean and when he reveals to her some hsi subversive views, she starts crying. They both take the drug, have sex, but Bernard is appalled at her because she seems to degrade herself.
The they both go on a trip to The Savage Reservation where they meet John, The Savage, who turns out to be the illegitimate son of the Director of the 'Hatcheries and Conditioning' and his wife Linda, who disappeared 25 years ago. The Savage falls in love with Lenina who undresses in front of him; but John rejects her because he is disgusted at her sexual degradation.
When John tries to destroy a large supply of 'Soma', he causes a riot and is taken away by the police, along with Bernard. In the end The Savage hangs himself.

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About the author:
Aldous L. Huxley was born in Surrey, England, in 1894. Being educated at Eton he was forced to leave the school due to an eye disease which left him partially blind for almost three years. when his eyesight improved he went to Oxford and obtained a degree in English literature.
Huxley started his career in journalism, but also did book reviews, music and artistic criticism. Working as an editor for House and Garden during the 1920s, he wrote many novels including Brave New World. He was friendly with D.H. Lawrance whose letters he published.
In 1937 Huxley moved to America where he received the Award of Merit for the Novel in 1959. In 1963 he died at his home in California.

BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
Sprache: Englisch
Broschiert - 237 Seiten - Flamingo
Erscheinungsdatum: 1994
ISBN: 0586044345
Preis: € 5,00

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