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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
Island although dressed up as a novel is more like Huxley’s vision of a Utopia and as such shares many characteristics with earlier attempts by authors to paint their picture of a perfect world. The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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