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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Hardcover - 1953 - from World of Rare Books (SKU: 1652683924TMB)

Brave New World

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Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley

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  • Hardcover
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The Vanguard Library, 1953. Hardcover. Good. 1953. 214 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth with gilt lettering. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with light foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are a little rub worn, slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped. Spine ends are mildly crushed. Tanning to spine and edges. Book has a forward lean.


Aldous Huxley's prophetic novel Brave New World describes a possible future where everything is controlled by the ultimate totalitarian state. Every aspect of life--from the economy to recreation to sex-- is controlled. The story follows the characters and uses their feelings of rejection or ostracism to show the extreme nature of this future society. This book is commonly taught in most courses on English literature, and has had an enormous impact on both American and British writers, as well as on political movements and contemporary thought on civil liberties. A first edition of this classic dystopian novel would be a prize in any collection.

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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
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The Vanguard Library
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Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]

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