Island
ISBN: 0061561797
EAN13: 9780061561795
Language: English
Publication Date: October 20, 2009
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 0.97" H x 7.87" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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.
From the front Cover 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. --Saturday Review