Island

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.

Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn't expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope.

  

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

The rating is based on my memory of reading this book as a young woman. I suspect that today I would only give it 4 stars. I recognize all the weaknesses that other reviewers have mentioned. It is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joanne - Goodreads

This is one of my new all time favourite books - strangely, I'd never heard of it until very recently. Huxley's expansive literacy in every genre is demonstrated masterfully in this treatise on modern ... Read full review

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Aldous Huxley was born in Surrey, England, in 1894, and died in 1963. He is the author of many critically acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including Crome Yellow, The Doors of Perception, and Island.

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