Aldous Huxley’s work Brave New World was published in 1932. Set in a future London, the story foreshadows significant scientific advancement and social transformation. Brave New World was ranked fifth on Modern Library’s 1999 list of the 100 greatest English-language books of the twentieth century. Aldous Huxley wrote it in four months in his home between May and August 1931. Huxley also addressed the work in his 1958 essay Brave New World Revised. The novel is recognized in the top 100 best-selling novels of all time.
The novel is set in London in 2540 A.D. (The book mentions it as 632 After Ford). It foresaw advancements in psychological manipulation, reproductive technology, traditional conditioning, and sleep learning. The entire planet is organized as a state global society under the control of The World State. The tale centers on the dystopian society that results from the ultramodern London.
Huxley utilized his science fiction novel’s setting and characters to reflect widely held worries, most notably the worry of losing one’s distinct identity in the fast-paced world of the future.
Brave New World owes a great deal of its flavor to an early visit to the United States. Huxley was appalled by the youth culture, commercial cheeriness, and sexual promiscuity, as well as the inward-looking nature of many Americans. He had also discovered Henry Ford’s book My Life and Work on the boat to America, and he saw the book’s principles applied to everything he encountered after leaving San Francisco.
Author Aldous Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley, pen name Aldous Huxley, was an English novelist, philosopher, and notable member of the Huxley family.
Brave New World Features
- A dystopian fiction about a worldwide state civilization.
- Aldous Huxley’s magnum opus.
- A novel set in 26th-century London that depicts a technologically sophisticated society.