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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Modern Library Classics)

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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 Darwins 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 Folks strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wellss haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.

About the Author

Peter Straub is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Black House (with Stephen King), Ghost Story, Koko, and Mr. X. He has won three Bram Stoker Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and the British Fantasy Award. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760969
Foreword:
Straub, Peter
Publisher:
Modern Library
Foreword by:
Straub, Peter
Foreword:
Straub, Peter
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Straub, Peter
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Animal experimentation
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
107-400
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98x5.20x.54 in. .40 lbs.

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