Brave New World
Aldous Huxley, 1932
HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.

First edition in an unrestored dust jacket. “The novel, the first about human cloning, is a dystopia set five centuries in the future, when overpopulation has led to biogenetic engineering. Through computerized genetic selection, social engineers create a population happy with its lot. All the earth's children are born in hatcheries, and Soma, a get-happy pill, irons out most problems. Huxley wrote to George Orwell suggesting that Nineteen Eighty Four's vision of governmental autocracy was less likely than Brave New World's society amusing itself to death” (ODNB).

Octavo. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket (edges with a little minor rubbing and a couple short closed tears, tiny abrasion on lower spine panel, short closed tear along spine panel fold on rear panel); custom box.
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