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The Island Of Doctor Moreau H.G. Wells

The Island Of Doctor Moreau By H.G. Wells

The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells


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Summary

H.G. Wells' terrifying tale of science run amok, with an introduction by Adam Roberts.

The Island Of Doctor Moreau Summary

The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau's activities on the island.

THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on how far science should go is one that rings true today as it did when it was first published.

The Island Of Doctor Moreau Reviews

The Prospero of all the brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction - Brian W. Aldiss

Wells' scientific romances were . . . works of art with unique relevance for our times - Arthur C. Clarke

About H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

Additional information

GOR008809909
9781473217997
1473217997
The Island Of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2017-01-12
208
N/A
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