Ape and Essence

Author: Aldous Huxley Published: 1948 Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Pages: 213
Synopsis: Ape and Essence is a novel by Aldous Huxley set in a dystopia similar to that of Brave New World.
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This novel is largely a satire of the rise of large-scale warfare and warmongering in the 20th century, and presents a pessimistic view of the politics of mutually assured destruction. The book makes extensive use of surrealist imagery, depicting humans as apes who, as a whole, will inevitably commit suicide.

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