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What We're Reading Now"Aldous Huxley describes the zealous need for perfection in a totalitarian society. It is an allegorical forewarning of how the need for perfection and technology will eventually ruin lives if taken too far. Even in the forties, Aldous Huxley foresaw what is occurring today with antidepressant drugs, cloning, and other technological advances. It is very thought-provoking and beautifully written. "KaylaFrazier - Books-A-Million, Tupelo, MS The astonishing novel "Brave New World, " originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's vision of the future -- of a world utterly transformed. Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class.

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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.

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