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Old 05-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Aldous Huxley - Brave New World $.99 (US) [SF/Classic] (Amazon)

$6.59 at B&N.

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Brave New World is a novel by Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology and sleep-learning that combine to change society. The future society is an embodiment of the ideals that form the basis of futurism. Huxley answered this book with a reassessment in an essay, Brave New World Revisited (1958), and with his final work, a novel titled Island (1962).

In 1999, the Modern Library ranked Brave New World fifth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
http://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-Worl...5837942&sr=1-9
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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awesome deal for sure. thanks.
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That *is* a good deal. It's been ~$10 or more at B&N for months.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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I don't think this edition is legit, as seems to always be the case when the publisher is not listed. The Rosetta Books edition is still free at thecopia.com ($6.29 @amazon).
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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Brave New World is a brilliant book. I heartily recommend it to everyone.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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I don't think this edition is legit, as seems to always be the case when the publisher is not listed. The Rosetta Books edition is still free at thecopia.com ($6.29 @amazon).
Well, crumbs. I didn't think of that (that it might not be a legal copy) until I'd already purchased it.

What does Amazon do in these cases? Delete the listing, yank the title, and refund the buyers?
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
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They will let you keep it (but may not pay the publisher).

Or, you can ask for a refund (and report the copyright violation, if it is truly still in copyright in your country) and it will be removed from your library.

You can also just download it online, if you don't mind formatting it yourself (I think it is broken out by chapter, the one place I saw it listed).
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...if it is truly still in copyright in your country...
It certainly is in the US (until 2018), the UK (until 2034) and Canada (until 2014), I think it's 2034 for Australia too. Not sure about elsewhere.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
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I think it likely is, everywhere. But, I don't try to keep up with international dates.

The web site hosting it also has several of his other works, all in full text. Odd the estate hasn't tried to shut them down.
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