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Island (Paperback)

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"If anthropologists study unknown cloistered societies to find unexpected
enlightenment or perfection, Aldous Huxley mapped the fantasy of such a
world for them. One of his later works, Island houses much more
appreciation for moment-by-moment experience, still with a healthy dose
of political irony. It’s the greatest classic nobody told you about."

— Doc


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.

About the Author

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) is the author of the classic novels Brave New World, Island, Eyeless in Gaza, and The Genius and the Goddess, as well as such critically acclaimed nonfiction works as The Perennial Philosophy and The Doors of Perception. Born in Surrey, England, and educated at Oxford, he died in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For…

“A mirror for modern man. . . . Should be read and reread.”
— Saturday Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061561795
ISBN-10: 0061561797
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: October 20th, 2009
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: P.S.