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The island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1996.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This novel, one of [the author's] first forays into the science fiction genre, concerns a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist who, in his laboratory on a remote island, performs ghoulish experiments in an attempt to transform animals into men, with monstrous results. It is one of [his] earliest and most sinister personifications of the scientific quest to control and manipulate the natural world, and, ultimate, human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
ISBN: 0486290271 9780486290270
OCLC Number: 33014034
Notes: Originally published: The island of Doctor Moreau.
Description: v, 104 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: In the dingey of the "Lady Vain" --
Man who was going nowhere --
Strange face --
At the schooner's rail --
Evil-looking boatmen --
Locked door --
Crying of the puma --
Thing in the forest --
Crying of the man --
Hunting of the man --
Sayers of the law --
Parley --
Dr. Moreau explains --
Concerning the beast folk --
How the beast folk tasted blood --
Catastrophe --
Finding of Moreau --
Montgomery's "bank holiday" --
Alone with the beast folk --The Reversion of the beast folk --
Man alone.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Other Titles: Island of Doctor Moreau
Island of Doctor Moreau
Responsibility: H.G. Wells.
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This novel, one of [the author's] first forays into the science fiction genre, concerns a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist who, in his laboratory on a remote island, performs ghoulish experiments in an attempt to transform animals into men, with monstrous results. It is one of [his] earliest and most sinister personifications of the scientific quest to control and manipulate the natural world, and, ultimate, human nature itself. -Back cover.

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