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Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1972.
Series: Perennial classic, 3101.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Island.
New York : Harper & Row, 1972
(OCoLC)712530861
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aldous Huxley
ISBN: 006080985X 9780060809850 9780060831011 0060831014
OCLC Number: 1468764
Description: 295 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Perennial classic, 3101.
Responsibility: 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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