Brave New World
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. A just about Fine copy, in like dust jacket. Book with spine very slightly faded and a previous owner's bookplate on the front paste-down. Jacket with slight spine toning and very minor rubbing at the top of the spine and at the corners. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise.
A defining moment in the genre of the dystopian novel, Brave New World considers the dangers that new technologies and mass modernization pose to the very core of humanness. Rather than depicting these developments as gateways to utopia, as writers such as H.G. Wells had done, Huxley foreshadowed how radically technology and psychological conditioning could limit individual rights ranging from sexuality and reproduction to creativity to love. A “nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science” (DNB). About Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #1946)