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Brave New World: Context
Brave New World: Plot Summary
Brave New World: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Brave New World: Themes
Brave New World: Quotes
Brave New World: Characters
Brave New World: Symbols
Brave New World: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Aldous Huxley
Historical Context of Brave New World
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- Full Title: Brave New World
- Where Written: England
- When Published: 1932
- Literary Period: Modernism
- Genre: Dystopian novel
- Setting: London and New Mexico, as they exist under the rule of an imagined future one-world government called the World State.
- Climax: The debate between Mustapha Mond and John
- Antagonist: The World State; Mustapha Mond
- Point of View: Third person omniscient
Extra Credit for Brave New World
The Doors of Rock and Roll. As you might expect, Huxley's book about his experiences with hallucinogenic drugs, the Doors of Experience, was a cult classic among certain groups of people. One of those groups was actually a rock and roll band looking for a name. Well, after Jim Morrison and his friends read Huxley's book, they had one: The Doors.