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Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Im a firm proponent of thumbing my nose at censorship, so have signed up for the Banned Books Week Hop, hosted by I Read Banned Books and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Like the US, Australia has a long history of censorship: a selection of the books that have been banned or restricted in Australia can be found here.

One of these books was'Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (banned in the 1930s), one that I think is a fairly apt contender for this giveaway given that none of Huxleys greatest fears was not merely the banning of books, but the whittling away of intellectualism and social engagement to such a degree that thered be no need to ban a book at all.

For those unfamiliar with the book, heres a little bit about it:

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In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Brave New World Revisited includes Huxleys views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising and government control, and is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.

You can also read my review here.

And heres where you enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Click here to see the other participating blogs

(See also my giveaway of Dracula,'which is open to all.'If youre an Australian resident, you might also want to enter my giveaway of The Robbers)


  1. What a great book, everyone should have a copy of it.

  2. Kristia /

    Email subscriber.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  3. holdenj /

    Email subscriber. Thanks!

  4. I tried to subscribe using your RSS link, but it said it could not be found when I clicked add to google reader. No worries about the contest though I dropped you in manually.

  5. Suscribed via email. Thank you for the giveaway, I really want to read this book. :)

  6. Im subscribed with Google Reader, thanks!

  7. Mattie king /

    Google Reader subscribed

  8. I just entered to win a copy of Brave New World at @readinasitting!

  9. Cassandra Hicks /

    Im an email subscriber :)

  10. Maya TheBee /

    Email subscriber
    Thank you!

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