Island

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When cynical journalist Will Farnaby arrives to search for information about potential oil reserves on the Pacific island of 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.

ISBN: 9780099477778 Author: Huxley, Aldous Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 7th April 2005 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:22) Pages: 286 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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

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