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The island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells; Edward Pendrick
Publisher: [S.l.] : Filiquarian Pub. LLC, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Edward Pendrick
ISBN: 1599868814 9781599868813
OCLC Number: 192134744
Description: 184 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Island of Doctor Moreau
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; [introduction by Edward Prendrick].

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Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is 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.

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