The Island of Doctor Moreau

Wells, H. G.

(Book - 1993)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Island of Doctor Moreau
A classic of science fiction and a dark meditation on Darwinian thought in the late Victorian period, The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the possibility of civilization as a constraint imposed on savage human nature. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, finds himself stranded on an island with the notorious Doctor Moreau, whose experiments on the island's humans and animals result in unspeakable horrors. The critical introduction to this Broadview Edition gives particular emphasis to Wells's hostility towards religion as well as his thorough knowledge of the Darwinian thought of his time. Appendices provide passages from Darwin and Huxley related to Wells's early writing; in addition, excerpts from other writers illustrate late-nineteenth-century anxieties about social degeneration.

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Publisher: London : J.M. Dent ; Rutland, Vt. : C.E. Tuttle, 1993.
ISBN: 1551113279
Characteristics: xxxvi, 137 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson), 1925-


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Oct 24, 2013
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you enjoy reading Classic literature, this was a quick read and an interesting reflection of the scientific advances of the time


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