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Brave New World (Cover to Cover Classics) Audio Cassette – Import, 1 May 1998

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"British actor Michael York’s refined and dramatic reading captures both the tone and the spirit of Huxley’s masterpiece." -- AudioFile, unknown date<br \><br \>"Expertly handled by British actor Michael York… absolutely engrossing." -- Erick Mertz, Cosmik Debris, Feb/Mar 2003<br \><br \>"In the 66 years since Aldous Huxley published his chilling little masterwork, events have proven him even more prescient. For proof, listen to this new, unabridged recording of Brave New World, marvelously read by actor Michael York." -- Helen Colwell Adams, Sunday News, June 21, 1998<br \><br \>"Marvelously read by actor Michael York." -- Helen Colwell Adams, Sunday News, June 21, 1998<br \><br \>"One of the dangers of a novel that opens slowly as this one does is that a listener might abandon it before it really kicks in. Fortunately, narrator Michael York is skilled enough to help the story along, changing voices and tempos as he weaves his way into the author's sometimes appallingly accurate view of today world as seen from 1932 when the book was first published. From this pre-World War II perspective, the horrifying part is what may yet be in our future." --St. Louis Post Dispatch, May 31, 1998

"While reading the book becomes a bit of a chore, this unabridged audio version with Michael York, a skilled reader, allows you to check off this worthy member of the recent list of 100 greatest novels this century." --The Palm Beach Post, August 2, 1998

"… pairs Michael York’s quite talented and experienced voice with an unabridged narration of a work of literature." --Library Bookwatch, March 2003

About the Author

Aldous Huxley was born on 26th July 1894 near Godalming, Surrey. He began writing poetry and short stories in his early twenties, but it was his first novel, Crome Yellow (1921), which established his literary reputation. This was swiftly followed by Antic Hay (1923), Those Barren Leaves (1925) and Point Counter Point (1928) - bright, brilliant satires in which Huxley wittily but ruthlessly passed judgement on the shortcomings of contemporary society. The great novels of ideas, including his most famous work Brave New World (published in 1932 this warned against the dehumanising aspects of scientific and material 'progress') and the pacifist novel Eyeless in Gaza (1936) were accompanied by a series of wise and brilliant essays, collected in volume form under titles such as Music at Night (1931) and Ends and Means (1937). In 1937, at the height of his fame, Huxley left Europe to live in California, working for a time as a screenwriter in Hollywood. As the West braced itself for war, Huxley came increasingly to believe that the key to solving the world's problems lay in changing the individual through mystical enlightenment. The exploration of the inner life through mysticism and hallucinogenic drugs was to dominate his work for the rest of his life. His beliefs found expression in both fiction (Time Must Have a Stop, 1944 and Island, 1962) and non-fiction (The Perennial Philosophy, 1945, Grey Eminence, 1941 and the famous account of his first mescalin experience, The Doors of Perception, 1954. Huxley died in California on 22nd November 1963.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Audio Partners; Unabridged edition (1 May 1998)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1572700645
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1572700642
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 249 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 11.43 x 5.08 x 17.78 cm
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Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) is the author of the classic novels Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles.

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