Brave New World

Cover may not depict edition offered for sale

available COPIES

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

About this title: This volume of criticism presents a variety of new essays on Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, a classic in the science fiction and dystopian genres. These essays delve into the cultural, historical, comparative and critical contexts for understanding Brave New World. For readers who are studying it for the first time, several essays survey the critical conversation regarding this work from all standard critical perspectives - social, gender, post-modern, psychological, and cultural as well as the more traditional historical and close readings. Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is (along with Evgeny Zamyatin's We and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four) one of the founding texts of the genre of dystopian fiction. Such narratives, involving the exploration of possible dark, oppressive futures, have become one of the most popular genres of contemporary popular culture. Those narratives have recently become extremely common, even in Young Adult fiction. However, the founding texts of the genre remain compelling and continue to set its terms. Of these founding texts, Brave New World is widely acknowledged to be the one whose dystopian future most closely matches the Western world as it has actually evolved since the initial publication of the text more than eighty years ago. The essays in this volume examine the ways in which Brave New World continues to serve as an effective satirical commentary on our own reality, as well as the ways it continues to provide models for the numerous dystopian fictions that are being produced today.

Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.

Page 1 of 20   change currency
Sort by
used book

Brave New World

by

list price: £8.42

our price: £0.81

you save: £7.61 (90%!)

Ships from BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Diesterweg Moritz Date published: 01/01/2010 ISBN-13: 9783425048574 ISBN: 3425048570

Description: ***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Brit Books, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World (Flamingo Modern Classics) used book

Brave New World (Flamingo Modern Classics)

by

Price: £0.81

Ships from BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: New edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Flamingo Date published: 01/10/1994 ISBN-13: 9780006545798 ISBN: 0006545793

Description: ***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

Available Qty: 3

 

seller:

Name: Brit Books, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £0.81

Ships from BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: New edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Flamingo Date published: 06/09/1977 ISBN-13: 9780586044346 ISBN: 0586044345

Description: ***SIMPLY BRIT*** We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Brit Books, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

new book

Brave New World

by

list price: £3.22

our price: £2.90

you save: £0.32 (10%!)

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780878917518 ISBN: 0878917519

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £3.99

Ships from LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Mass-market paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics, London Date published: 2007 ISBN-13: 9780099518471 ISBN: 0099518473

Description: New. B-format paperback. 288 p. Audience: General/trade. Read More

condition:

Book: New

 

seller:

Name: John Carpenter Bookshop, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £4.40

Ships from OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: New edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Publisher Not Specified Date published: 1977 ISBN-13: 9780586044346 ISBN: 0586044345

Description: Good. 0586044345. 1987, 206pp. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Greensleeves Books, OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £4.98

Ships from DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: Revised edition Binding: Softcover Publisher: Longman, London UK Date published: 1991 ISBN-13: 9780582060166 ISBN: 0582060168

Description: Fine + 12mo-over 6"-7" tall. 244pp, new and unread book with minimal shelfwear. Study edition (with full text) of Huxley's dystopian masterpiece, with full introduction by the editor, notes on Huxley's life and views, glossary and study programme. Read More

condition:

Book: Fine/Like New

 

seller:

Name: In Other Words Books, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £5.58

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Reclam Philipp Jun Date published: 1992-03-31 ISBN-13: 9783150092842 ISBN: 3150092841

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £6.23

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics Date published: 2007-12-06 ISBN-13: 9780099518471 ISBN: 0099518473

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £6.59

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics Date published: 2007-12-06 ISBN-13: 9780099518471 ISBN: 0099518473

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £6.62

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics Date published: 2007-12-06 ISBN-13: 9780099518471 ISBN: 0099518473

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World: Special 3d Edition (Vintage Classics) new book

Brave New World: Special 3d Edition (Vintage Classics)

by

Price: £7.13

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: Special 3D Edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics Date published: 2014-11-06 ISBN-13: 9781784870140 ISBN: 1784870145

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World: Special 3d Edition (Vintage Classics) new book

Brave New World: Special 3d Edition (Vintage Classics)

by

Price: £7.19

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: Special 3D Edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Classics Date published: 2014-11-06 ISBN-13: 9781784870140 ISBN: 1784870145

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £9.02

Ships from SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: First Thus Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Folio Society Date published: 01/01/1971

Description: Very good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Slipcase. Read More

condition:

Book: Very Good

 

seller:

Name: Bookbarn International, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

list price: £13.03

our price: £9.90

you save: £3.13 (24%!)

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Paperback Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line Date published: 2006-10 ISBN-13: 9780060850524 ISBN: 0060850523

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 5

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £10.00

Ships from WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Heinemann in association with Chatto & Windus Date published: 1952

Description: Fair. No dust jacket. 1952. 213 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. Moderate tanning throughout. Tape marks to endpapers. Some internal hinge cracks. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners, with splitting to spine ends. Mild marking to boards. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1487345643CJD (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. ) Read More

condition:

Book: Fair

 

seller:

Name: World of Rare Books, WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World (Longman Literature Guidelines)

by

Price: £11.89

Ships from ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: New edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Longman Date published: 1990 ISBN-13: 9780582038936 ISBN: 0582038936

Description: Good. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Phatpocket Limited, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £11.99

Ships from CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Zodiac Date published: 1948

Description: Fair. No dust jacket. Foxing/tanning to text, edges and/or ends. Previous owner's inscription/signature inside cover. Read More

condition:

Book: Fair

 

seller:

Name: Watermill Books, CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £12.00

Ships from CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Folio Society Date published: 1977

Description: Good. Foxing/tanning to edges and/or ends. No dust jacket. Pages tanned. Staining/marking to pages/page edges. Wear/marking to cover. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Watermill Books, CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £12.01

Ships from WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: 3rd printing Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Folio Society Date published: 1997

Description: Good. No dust jacket. 1997. 3rd printing. 176 pages. No dust jacket. Silver board binding with red lettering. No slipcase. Illustrated by Leonard Rosoman. Pages remain clear throughout. Illustrated. Moderate rubbing to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1477036098cla (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. ) Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: World of Rare Books, WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £12.50

Ships from EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: 1st Thus Binding: Hardcover Publisher: The Folio Society, London Date published: 1977

Description: VG. No Dust Jacket. 4th printing. Shows slight wear. Pages 163 and 165 edge creased. Read More

condition:

Book: Very Good

 

seller:

Name: Strawberry Hill Books, EAST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

Price: £15.00

Ships from HANTS, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: 17th printing of this edition Binding: Paperback Publisher: Vintage Books Date published: 2007 ISBN-13: 9780099518471 ISBN: 0099518473

Description: New. Mint condition. Vintage Books, 2007.17th printing of this edition(17 19 20 18). Paperback(small nick on the edge of the cover) in mint condition. The book is new.271pp. Read More

condition:

Book: New

 

seller:

Name: Alpha 2 Omega Books, HANTS, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

used book

Brave New World

by

Price: £15.00

Ships from CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Chatto & Windus Date published: 1950

Description: Good. Foxing/tanning to edges and/or ends. No dust jacket. Staining to page edges. Wear/marking to cover. Read More

condition:

Book: Good

 

seller:

Name: Watermill Books, CARMARTHENSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World new book

Brave New World

by

list price: £20.37

our price: £16.68

you save: £3.69 (18%!)

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Binding: HARDCOVER Publisher: Everyman's Library Date published: 2013-09-24 ISBN-13: 9780375712364 ISBN: 0375712364

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 2

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:

Brave New World (P.S. (Prebound)) new book

Brave New World (P.S. (Prebound))

by

list price: £22.93

our price: £17.90

you save: £5.03 (22%!)

Ships from OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Edition: Turtleback School & Library edition Binding: Bibliothekseinband Publisher: Turtleback Books Date published: 2006-10-17 ISBN-13: 9781417761036 ISBN: 1417761032

Description: New. BRAND NEW BOOK! Shipped within 24-48 hours. Normal delivery time is 5-12 days. Read More

condition:

Book: New

Available Qty: 3

 

seller:

Name: AwesomeBooksUK, OXON, UNITED KINGDOM

Rating:


Page 1 of 20: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next>

Product reviews
Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Timeless Classic, Sep 7, 2014
by Volsung

"Brave New World is a timeless classic - as true today as the day it was written. Should be on everyone's short list of must read books."

Share this Review Facebook Digg DelIcioUs
Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Mar 1, 2012
by PhLa

"A classic. Futurist. Predates Orwell's 1984 by almost two decades. Social engineering is not Stalinian " Big Brother" nor workplace obsolescence but sensual conditioning: movies become the "feelies"; recordings during sleep make on love one's class (white, green etc); "soma" pills regulate reproducitve and cicardian rhythms; reproduction is removed from the body.
The conditioned human has become increasingly recognized over the 20th and 21st centuries."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Share this Review Facebook Digg DelIcioUs
Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Brave New World Review, Oct 28, 2011
by GingerMermaidd

"?Brave New World is ahead of its time. An eerie light is shone on today?s society through this book.?
Aldous Huxley takes you into the future with this amusing and innovative science fiction novel. Due to a disease that cased temporary blindness, Huxley was able to write this novel since he couldn?t fight in the war. Brave New World focuses on technology as well as the dark side of genetics.
Set in the year 2540, The World State can be viewed as a perfect society with happy citizens. All humans are created in the Department of Hatchery and Conditioning. They are taught in their sleep and are each assigned a social caste with predetermined roles. They have a flawless drug, it seems, that allows them to escape any of their personal problems. When a scientist, Bernard Marx, ventures to a savage reservation, his eyes are opened to the alternative universe. Soon the entire World State learns about savage life, the way we live today.
Brave New World was a fun and exciting read. It allows your mind to explore the possibilities of the future. Even though it was written in 1932, it is very accurate in describing life today, and probably isn?t too far off about the future years to come. Brave New World highlights the problems of genetic engineering and utopian society, and therefore, is an important must-read."

Share this Review Facebook Digg DelIcioUs
Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5
overated as a read, Mar 11, 2010
by Sisyphus

"Really didn't much enjoy the writers style and quite honestly didn't find the book that interesting. Primarily read it because of the many references to it in other texts. Didn't expect a lot and didn't get a lot."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Share this Review Facebook Digg DelIcioUs
Top 250 Contributor Top 250 Contributor
Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
The Blatant Truths, Jan 19, 2009
by fiddler

"The future possibilities are so true it's disturbing. It takes the what-ifs of the unknown, of the future, and turns it into a world where everything glorified in the present is taken to the extreme.

Who's to decide what is superior? Why does technology, science, materialism, sexuality, standardization, and drugs constitute the 'high life?' Why is culture, tradition, creativity/art, individuality, family and manual work considered inferior?

Questions like these are sure to plague you as you read. Huxley has a way with words that is often haunting and effective, but also overly sophisticated (have the dictionary at hand!). For its time, the book's genius.

It's one that'll be sure to make you more conscious of your present. Aside from all the technology that's constantly calling your name, don't forget the other side to life...the side that makes you unique."

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Share this Review Facebook Digg DelIcioUs
  1-5 of 11    Next Page  
See All Reviews of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

 
Overall customer rating of Brave New World
4.7 out of 5 4.7 out of 5
11 of 12  (92%) customers said they would recommend this book to a friend.

Our Money-Back Guarantee

We guarantee every item's condition, as described on Waterstone's Marketplace. If you are not satisfied that an item is as described, return your purchase for a refund.

You might like ...

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding

see all from £0.81!

new only from £0.81!

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

see all from £0.81!

new only from £1.33!

Catch-22

Catch-22

By Joseph Heller

see all from £0.81!

new only from £4.23!

Animal Farm

Animal Farm

By George Orwell

see all from £0.81!

new only from £2.44!

The Catcher In The Rye

The Catcher In The Rye

By J. D. Salinger

see all from £0.81!

new only from £1.59!

1984

1984

By George Orwell

see all from £0.81!

new only from £3.59!