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Island

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The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061561797
  • 9780061561795
  • 32,514

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"A mirror for modern man. . . Should be read and reread."Saturday Reviewshow more

Back cover copy

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.show more

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15,876 ratings
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4 33% (5,266)
3 23% (3,660)
2 8% (1,267)
1 3% (401)
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