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Island : a novel

Author: Aldous Huxley; Harper & Brothers,
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers Publishers, ©1962.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For 120 years, an ideal society has flourished on a Pacific island where drug use and open sex are encouraged, and children are not at the mercy of one set of parents. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Utopian fiction
Novels
Utopian literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Island.
New York : Harper, 1962
(OCoLC)780071977
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley; Harper & Brothers,
OCLC Number: 365034
Notes: "Set in Linotype Caledonia, format by Howard Burg, manufactured by The Haddon Craftsmen, Inc., published by Harper & Brothers, New York."--Colophon.
Description: [20], 335, [3] p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Aldous Huxley.

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For 120 years, an ideal society has flourished on a Pacific island where drug use and open sex are encouraged, and children are not at the mercy of one set of parents. Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala and events begin to move 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 give him hope.

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