Brave New World

TitleBrave New World
Year for Search1932
AuthorsHuxley, Aldous [Leonard](1894-1963)
Date Published1932
PublisherChatto & Windus
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, US author
Annotation

Classic authoritarian dystopia with drugs, behavior modification, and promiscuity. Huxley later argued that the world depicted in this novel was approaching much faster than he had expected. 

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. Rpt. New York: The Modern Library, 1946 With a special Foreword by the author (unpaged); New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950, with an “Introduction” by Charles J. Rolo (vii-xviii); [Avon, CT]: The Limited Editions Club, 1974; illus. Mara McAfee and with an “Introduction” by Ashley Montagu (v-xi); illus. Leonard Rosoman. London: The Folio Society, 1971; in Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), 1-231, with a “Foreword” by Christopher Hitchins (vii-xxi); and Toronto, ON, Canada: Vintage Canada, 2007, with an “Introduction” by Margaret Atwood (v-xiv); and illus. Finn Dean. London: The Folio Society, 2013, with an “Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin (ix-xiv), which was rpt. as Huxley’s Bad Trip.” In her Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books 2000-2016 (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer, 2016), 127-32

Info Notes

See his 1946 “Foreword” (New York: Harper & Row, 1946), vii-xx; U. K. ed. (London: Chatto & Windus, 1950), vii-xv; and Brave New World Revisited. New York: Harper, 1958. U. K. ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959; rpt. in Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), 233-340, with a “Foreword” by Christopher Hitchins (vii-xxi), which is rev. from its original publication as essays entitled “Tyranny over the Mind” in a special 24-page supplement to Newsday, a Long Island, NY newspaper, May 31, 1958. See also David Rogers, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. At head of title a full-length play. Chicago, IL: The Dramatic Publishing Co., 1970. A 1980 film was directed by Burt [Burton Field] Brinkerhoff (b. 1936) and a 1998 TV film was written by Dan Mazur and David Tausig and directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams. A 2011 film directed by Ridley Scott has been announced but has not been made. 

Illustration

Limited Editions Club edition illus. Mara McAfee. 1971 Folio Society illus. Leonard Rosoman

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

The author (1894-1963) was born in England and lived there until 1937, when he moved to the U. S.

Full Text

1932 Huxley, Aldous [Leonard] (1894-1963). Brave New World. London: Chatto & Windus. U. S. ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1932. Rpt. New York: The Modern Library, 1946 With a special Foreword by the author (unpaged); New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950, with an “Introduction” by Charles J. Rolo (vii-xviii); [Avon, CT]: The Limited Editions Club, 1974; illus. Mara McAfee and with an “Introduction” by Ashley Montagu (v-xi); illus. Leonard Rosoman. London: The Folio Society, 1971; in Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), 1-231, with a “Foreword” by Christopher Hitchins (vii-xxi); Toronto, ON, Canada: Vintage Canada, 2007, with an “Introduction” by Margaret Atwood (v-xiv); and illus. Finn Dean. London: The Folio Society, 2013, with an “Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin (ix-xiv), which was rpt. as Huxley’s Bad Trip.” In her Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books 2000-2016 (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer, 2016), 127-32.  DLC, NLS, PSt

Classic authoritarian dystopia with drugs, behavior modification, and promiscuity. Huxley later argued that the world depicted in this novel was approaching much faster than he had expected. See his 1946 “Foreword” (New York: Harper & Row, 1946), vii-xx; U. K. ed. (London: Chatto & Windus, 1950), vii-xv; and Brave New World Revisited. New York: Harper, 1958. U. K. ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959; rpt. in Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (New York: HarperCollins, 2004), 233-340, with a “Foreword” by Christopher Hitchins (vii-xxi), which is rev. from its original publication as essays entitled “Tyranny over the Mind” in a special 24-page supplement to Newsday, a Long Island, NY newspaper, May 31, 1958. See also David Rogers, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. At head of title a full-length play. Chicago, IL: The Dramatic Publishing Co., 1970. A 1980 film was directed by Burt [Burton Field] Brinkerhoff (b. 1936) and a 1998 TV film was written by Dan Mazur and David Tausig and directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams. A 2011 film directed by Ridley Scott has been announced but has not been made. The author was born in England and lived there until 1937, when he moved to the U. S.