The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau



Introduction by: Nita A. Farahany

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Mass Market Paperback
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$4.95
 
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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451468666
  • 208  Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

A lonely island in the Pacific. The sinister scientist who rules it. And the strange beings who dwell there…

This is the scenario for H. G. Wells’s haunting classic, one of his most intriguing and visionary novels. Living in the late nineteenth century and facing the impact of Darwin’s theory of evolution, Wells wrote this chilling masterpiece about the characteristics of beasts blurring as the animals turn into men. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel vivisection experiments, finds a deserted island that gives him the freedom to continue torturous transplantations and create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the brutally enforced order on Moreau’s island dissolves, the true consequences of his experiments emerge, and his creations revert to beasts more shocking than nature could devise.

A genius of his time, H. G. Wells foresaw the use of what he called the “atom bomb,” the practice of gene-splicing, and men landing on the moon. Now, when these have become part of everyday life, his dark fable serves as a compelling reminder of the horrors that reckless experiments with nature can produce.
 
With a New Introduction by Nita A. Farahany and an Afterword by Dr. John L. Flynn
The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau

H.G. Wells, John L. Flynn, Introduction by: Nita A. Farahany

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