Brave New World.

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World; Inscribed by Him

Brave New World.

HUXLEY, Aldous.

Item Number: 119398

Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co, 1932.

First printing of this edition of Huxley’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Elmer Belt from the author Aldous Huxley 1937.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

"A nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science… easily Huxley's most popular (and many good judges continue to think his best) novel" (DNB). "After the success of his first three novels, Huxley abandoned the fictional milieu of literary London and directed his satire toward an imagined future. He admitted that the original idea of Brave New World was to challenge H.G. Wells' Utopian vision… The novel also marks Huxley's increasing disenchantment with the world, which was to result in his leaving England for California in 1937 in search of a more spiritual life. The book was immediately successful" (Parker & Kermode, 161-62). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Novels of the twentieth century.

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