The Island of Dr Moreau

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The Island of Dr Moreau

By H. G. Wells

Gollancz, Hardcover, 9780575095168, 186pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2010

Description
Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau's activities on the island.
THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on how far science should go is one that rings true today as it did when it was first published.


About the Author
English writer H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote over a variety of genres including history, politics, social commentary, and science fiction. Known as one of the fathers of science fiction, his most notable works include The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. His views on ethical matters tend to shine through in most of his work, creating a style that has rarely been imitated.