Island

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Harper Collins, Jul 30, 2002 - Fiction - 354 pages
43 Reviews

In Island, his last novel, Huxley transports us to a Pacific island where, for 120 years, an ideal society has flourished. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move 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

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
11
Section 5
17
Section 6
25
Section 7
45
Section 8
61
Section 10
171
Section 11
199
Section 12
209
Section 13
211
Section 14
259
Section 15
303
Section 16
323
Section 17
357

Section 9
63

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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 Devils of Loudun, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford,he died in Los Angeles, California.

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