Like his previous novels, Brave New World is a "novel of ideas," in which the themes the author wishes to explore take center stage, determining the action as well as the characterization. Brave New World continued in Huxley's familiar irreverent fictional style, showing readers the absurdity of strongly held but little examined beliefs. The work also marked a change in Huxley himself. The setting of Brave New World — a future London rather than the familiar country houses and town houses of his previous fiction — seems to have broken Huxley out of some habits of mind. In Brave New World , Huxley takes the problem of evil much more seriously than in the past. The satirist had begun to evolve into the social philosopher. After the publication of Brave New World , Huxley left England, living with his wife, Maria, first in New Mexico — the site of the Savage Reservation in
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