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Vintage, Toronto, 2007, 1st pr thus.  ISBN 978-0-307-35655-0.  Trade soft cover, 407 pages including Selected Bibliography.  Very good; upper front corner crease, light impressions on rear wrap, light reading creases on spine.  Binding sound.  Interior clean and unmarked; bit of age spotting on top page block.  Introduction by Margaret Atwood.  ‘Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society.  Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing, and recreational sex and drugs, all of its members are happy consumers.  Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent.  Harbouring an unnatural desire for solitude, and a perverse distaste for the pleasures of compulsory promiscuity, Bernard has an ill-defined longing to break free.  A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress …  In 1958, nearly thirty years after the publication of his dystopian classic, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. … includes Huxley’s views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising, and government control, and is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism that is still alarmingly relevant today.’ (from rear wrap)

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