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The Island of Dr. Moreau (Bantam Classics)

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Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H. G. Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous. They wanted to know more about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, The Time Machine, not its potential for misuse and terror. In The Island of Dr. Moreau a shipwrecked gentleman named Edward Prendick, stranded on a Pacific island lorded over by the notorious Dr. Moreau, confronts dark secrets, strange creatures, and a reason to run for his life.

While this riveting tale was intended to be a commentary on evolution, divine creation, and the tension between human nature and culture, modern readers familiar with genetic engineering will marvel at Wellss prediction of the ethical issues raised by producing “smarter” human beings or bringing back extinct species. These levels of interpretation add a richness to Prendicks adventures on Dr. Moreaus island of lost souls without distracting from what is still a rip-roaring good read.

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:
9780553214321
Other:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Lightman, Alan P.
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animal experimentation
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Animal experimentation -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam classic
Series Volume:
44
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.96x4.46x.35 in. .18 lbs.

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