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Publisher Description

In his prescient vision of the 21st century, Huxley explores Buddhist ideology, nuclear threat and ‘big oil’ corporate greed.

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, Island gives us Huxley's vision of utopia.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
July 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Donhild ,

Island by Auldous Huxley

This is a brilliantly written if somewhat disturbing novel. There is lots of 'meat' for book group discussion.

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