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The island of Dr. Moreau

Author: H G Wells
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2002.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Modern Library pbk. edView 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, human-like results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells
ISBN: 0375760962 9780375760969
OCLC Number: 49936164
Description: xxxi, 206 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; foreword by Peter Straub.
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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, human-like 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."--Jacket.

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