Written by Aldous Huxley in 1932, Brave New World remains worthy of its label as one of the most sinister, shocking, unforgettable, and bewitching novels of all time. With his deep understanding of human nature, philosophy, science, religion, history, politics, Shakespeare, and technology, Huxley proves himself to be quite the professor as well as intellectual provocateur and satirist.
Huxley’s star pupil at Eton happened to be none other than Eric Arthur Blair who would adopt the pen name, “George Orwell.” In fact, we see many similarities between Brave New World and 1984, for which I also wrote a summary.
In Brave New World and 1984, Huxley and Orwell tackle what may be the most important elements of all to determine the destiny of the human species, how we interact with each other, and how the governments and big business act to influence our interactions.
Both novels will undoubtedly remain perpetually timely as the authors have nailed down the essence of human nature itself in its formation of various forms of societies.
In reading these books the reader cannot help but relate them to his or her life and society to measure up where they stand. The reader becomes so absorbed into the story that they become an opinionated participant.
About the Best Seller Summary Series
A summary should not substitute for its parent manuscript. A Best Sellers Summary book provides a harmonizing simplification of each chapter. Main points and take-aways in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, gently embrace the reader with vital facts and themes. Some Best Seller summaries offer further insight and revelations, or even relevant added material, for example, in the form of a rebuttal.
Option #1: Buy both books. Explore a section from the parent book, and then the accompanying summary, or vice-versa.
Option #2: Buy the summary book, then dive into the parent book with a built-in framework.
Take advantage of summary books to:
#1 Decide if the original text is essential for you. Hint: it is, or there would not be a summary book about it.
#2 Get chapter-by-chapter main points and takeaways.
#3 Gain in-depth understanding,
#4 Learn in a fraction of the time.
#5 Refresh your memory.
#6 Explore occasional editorial epilogues and expansions.
In this summary for Brave New World, a summary for the action in each chapter is accompanied by an analysis for each chapter with further insight.