Island

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Harper Collins, Jul 30, 2002 - Fiction - 354 pages
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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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Uhg...what to say. This was a 350 page outline of Huxley's dream culture. Basically an entire work of dialogue, it lays out a system of Tatric Buddhism supplemented by hallucinogenic mushrooms. It ... Read full review

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Uhg...what to say. This was a 350 page outline of Huxley's dream culture. Basically an entire work of dialogue, it lays out a system of Tatric Buddhism supplemented by hallucinogenic mushrooms. It ... 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 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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