"O BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT HAS SUCH PEOPLE IN IT": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHORS MASTERPIECE
Brave New World.
Item Number: 5076
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.
Signed limited first edition. Octavo, original yellow cloth, gilt topstain as issued. One of a limited edition of 324 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf, this is copy number 115. In fine condition with the lightest of shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example.
"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 Huxleys 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).