Brave New World is Aldous Huxley’s 1932 dystopian novel. Borrowing from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Huxley imagines a genetically engineered future where life is pain-free but meaningless. The book heavily influenced George Orwell’s 1984 and science-fiction in general. Read a character analysis of Bernard Marx, the plot summary, and important quotes.


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