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The Island of Doctor Moreau

Wells, H. G. (Book - 1993 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Island of Doctor Moreau


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Written in 1896,The Island of Dr. Moreauis one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.
Authors: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
Title: The island of Doctor Moreau
Publisher: London :, J.M. Dent ;, Rutland, Vt. :, C.E. Tuttle,, 1993.
Characteristics: xxxvi, 137 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Local Note: BAKER & TAYLOR FICTION.
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BAKER & TAYLOR FICTION.
Additional Contributors: Aldiss, Brian Wilson - 1925-
ISBN: 0460872583
9781551113272
1551113279
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  • 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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