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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"Island," penned by the same author who wrote the more famous "Brave New World," is very similar to its better known cousin in the sense that both novels offer a surreal, dreamlike, vision of what the ...
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Published in 1963, this book was read as a kind of antithesis of Brave New World. While the 1932 novel bore the portrait of an oppressive and mechanized society, of which every human spontaneity had ... Read full review