Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Brave New World is a dystopian novel set in a futuristic society where citizens are genetically engineered and conditioned for conformity and pleasure. The story follows a man named Bernard Marx who challenges the societal norms and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, questioning the cost of a utopian world.

Author: Aldous Huxley
List: Modern Classic
Project: dystopiatechnology / government / social injustice
Year of publication: 1932
Pages: 229





Plot Complexity: moderate
Language Complexity: moderate
Ideas Complexity: high

Brave New World presents a language that is moderately complex, incorporating advanced vocabulary and sentence structures to engage readers. The ideas explored in the novel are thought-provoking, delving into complex themes and philosophical questions, challenging readers’ perspectives. The plot is moderately intricate, featuring interwoven story lines and character development, with twists and turns that demand attention. Overall, Brave New World offers a captivating reading experience with a balance between language sophistication, intellectual depth, and narrative complexity.


Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress…

Huxley’s ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

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