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Harper Collins, Jan 1, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change.

The final novel written by Aldous Huxley, Island was penned as a counterpart to his most famous work Brave New World, which depicted a dystopian society transformed by the momentum of technological and industrial development.

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User Review  - et.carole - LibraryThing

Appropriate subtitle: “What Huxley thinks society should be in 300 pages or more.” Huxley frames his ideal society in the geography of a made up tropical island, and in the chronology of the island’s ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul_S - LibraryThing

Author's take on Utopia, with similarly non existent plot. Sounds like modern day anarchist who just keep insisting everything will just work out, never mind the details. 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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