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Unformatted text preview: Introduction Huxley wrote Brave New World "between the wars" after the upheaval of the First World War and before World War II. British society was officially at peace, but the social effects of the Great War, as it was then called, were becoming apparent. Huxley and his contemporaries wrote about changes in national feeling, questioning of long-held social and moral assumptions, and the move toward more equality among the classes and between the sexes. Historical Background The Russian Revolution and challenges to the British Empire abroad raised the possibility of change on a world scale. At home, the expansion of transportation and communication the cars, telephones, and radios made affordable through mass production also brought revolutionary changes to daily life. With the new technology, distances grew suddenly shorter and true privacy changes to daily life....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07
- Brave New World