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{December 9, 2011}   Brave New World

Title: Brave New World

Author: Aldous HuxleyBrave New World bookcover

MLA Citation: Huxley, Aldous. Brave new world,. New York: Harper & Bros., 1946. Print.

Awards/Honors: American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit (1959)
Modern Library’s 100 Best English-Language Novels of the 20th Century

Annotation: Taking place in 2540 AD, Brave New World depicts a world where individuals are bred to fulfill specific roles in society and are conditioned to never challenge their roles or long for the roles of others. Some, however, see the downfall of this world.

Booktalk: What would you do if you knew people behave a certain way because they had been bred, conditioned, and drugged to be? Bernard, a psychologist, knows the truth – the ingrained beliefs of the society come simply from repeating phrases to children while they have been asleep. Challenging those beliefs, however, have resulted in threats of reassignment to desolate locations. When an 18-year-old man is brought to the World State, a man raised amongst the savages, the World State will be challenged. How would you react if you saw this Brave New World?

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