For a while, Huxley was nearly blind (from an illness) and suffered from poor eyesight for most of his life. Brave New World has many references from Shakespeare. Just like the title of John Green’s novel The Fault In Our Stars comes from the Shakespearean play Julius Ceaser, even Brave New World is named after a verse from The Tempest by Shakespeare.
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Brave New World was written by Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1932.