Island (Paperback)
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Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 07/04/2005
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For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with Eastern philosophy to create a paradise on earth. When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to research potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden and he must make a difficult choice.

In counterpoint to Brave New World and Ape and Essence, in Island Huxley gives us his vision of utopia.

WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099477778
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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In the whole history of world literature, no writer has been better equipped to create images of false and true utopias than Aldous Huxley. Even when he has been satirising the false, the true has always been implicit in his work. We cannot deny Island's brilliance, its learning and its honest attempt to answer the big human questions - Anthony Burgess

In the current climate, the novel's warnings about religious fanaticism, the exercise of massive military power, the geopolitical importance of oil and the development of artificial insemination seem extraordinarily prophetic - Guardian

One of the truly great philosophical novels - The Times

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“Pala”

Aldous Huxley's "Island" is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that serves as a counterpoint to his dystopian classic, "Brave New World." Published in 1962, "Island" presents a... More

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