Brave New World

by: Aldous Huxley

Suggestions for Further Reading

Barfoot, C. C., ed. Aldous Huxley between East and West. New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001.

This is a collection of scholarly essays that examines Huxley's interest in and study of Western and Eastern religions.

Booker, M. Keith. The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994.

This work is a study of dystopias in literature as social critiques, including Brave New World.

———. Dytopian Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994

This is a reference work that summarizes and analyzes a number of examples of dystopian literature.

De Koster, Katie, ed. Readings on Brave New World. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1999.

This is a guide to reading and understanding Brave New World. It includes critical essays about the novel, a bibliography with primary and secondary resources on Brave New World, and a timeline of Aldous Huxley's life.

Deery, June. Aldous Huxley and the Mysticism of Science. London: Macmillan, 1996.

This critical work examines Huxley's writings to determine his beliefs and ideas about the relationship between science and religion in the twentieth century.

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World Revisited. New York: HarperCollins, reprint edition 2006.

This is a work of nonfiction Huxley wrote thirty years after Brave New World came out. He considers its influence and how the world has changed since the time of the novel's writing.

———. Island. New York: Harper, 1962.

Many readers consider Island to be a utopian companion to Brave New World’s dystopia. In this novel, Huxley offers a society on a fictional island as a space in between the conceptual extremes of Fordist civilization and the Savage Reservation of Brave New World.

Meckier, Jerome. Critical Essays on Aldous Huxley. Boston: G. K. Hall & Company, 1996.

This volume contains original critical essays and historical reviews on Huxley's works.

Moylan, Tom. Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, Dystopia. Boulder: Westview Press, 2000.

This scholarly work considers a number of science fictions, including utopias and dystopias, published in the twentieth century.

Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Knopf, 1992.

George Orwell's novel 1984 was greatly influenced by Brave New World and examines the dangers of a totalitarian state.


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