London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. A very Nearly Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. Contemporary owner's name on the front paste-down, spine very slightly cocked. Dust jacket with only trivial wear at the extremities, a few short tears (no loss), but in exceptional condition overall.
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). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2850)