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Brave New World is arguably Aldous Huxleys most popular novel Published in 1932 Brave New World has enjoyed immense popularity throughout three generations and has been printed 27 times in the United States alone All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarques most popular novel selling one million copies during its first year of print 1928 as well as being translated into English and French within that same year Both authors based their books on first hand experiences Huxleys trip to America in 1926 led to the satirically drenched distopic environment of Brave New World while All Quiet on the Western Fronts horror got its foundation in Remarques four month stint on the western front during WWI With these two books sharing similar hectic environments portrayed in two very contrasting styles one must ask whether or not one style better suits the task It is my opinion that using the model of Brave New World and All Quiet on the Western Front the satirical style of Huxley is more effective then Remarques more factual style in describing their two distopic worlds Aldous Huxley once said Maybe this world is another planets hell Although I do not know whether or not he said this before Brave New World it seems to parallel the book nicely Huxleys first two important novels Antic Hay published in1923 and Point Counter Point 1928 express the despair and disillusionment of the post WWI period Brave New World however was written as Huxleys expression of despair on mans inability to save himself from himself as he saw the growing trend of what he called Americanization throughout Europe during the late twenties and early thirties With this in mind one could see that Brave New World is Huxleys version of this planets hell To portray this hell effectively Huxley paints a rather bleak view of a totally Americanized world by building a futuristic distopia where all of the traditional societal
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