Brave New World
Aldous Huxley


Sharon Fleming

Chapter Summaries
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Chapter 1

Brave New World opens in the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre. We are told that the year is a.f. 632. This means 632 years “after ...

Chapter 2

The Director brings the students to the Nurseries. There is a notice board there. On it are posts with the phrases, “Infant Nurseries. Neo-Pavlov...

Chapter 3

The Director brings the students into the garden. Several hundred children, all naked, are playing there. The Director says that “in our Ford’s...

Chapter 4-6

Summary: Chapter 4

In front of a large group of coworkers, Lenina informs Bernard that she will go with him to see the Sa...

Chapter 7-8

Lenina sees a community celebration at the Reservation. The sound of drums pounding makes her remember the Solidarity Services and Ford’s Day cel...

Chapter 9-10

Summary: Chapter 9

Lenina is horrified by the Reservation. She takes a large amount of soma so that she is incapacitated ...

Chapter 11-12

Summary: Chapter 11

A consequence of the Director’s disgrace is his resignation from his position. Bernard keeps his jo...

Chapter 13-15

Summary: Chapter 13

Lenina declines when Henry asks her to come to a feely. He sees that she is upset and indicates that ...

Chapter 16

The police deposit Helmholtz, Bernard, and John in Mustapha Mond’s office. When Mond arrives, he says to John, “So you don’t much like civili...

Chapter 17-18

Summary: Chapter 17

John and Mustapha Mond continue in their philosophical discussion when Helmholtz goes to check on Ber...

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