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  - Marshall - Goodreads

I enjoyed a lot of things about this Utopian counterpart to Brave New World. This very hopeful novel about an isolated island culture spiritually thrives, applying only the greatest influences of ... Read full review

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Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

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