Brave New World (1932). Aldous Huxley (1884-1963). London: Chatto & Windus. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. First edition.
“Community, Identity, Stability” is the motto of the utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a “Feelie,” a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though there is no violence and everyone is provided for, something is missing.
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World