A classic of science fiction and a dark meditation on Darwinian thought in the late Victorian period, The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the possibility of civilization as a constraint imposed on savage human nature. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, finds himself stranded on an island with the notorious Doctor Moreau, whose experiments on the island’s humans and animals result in unspeakable horrors. The critical introduction to this Broadview Edition gives particular emphasis to Wells’s hostility towards religion as well as his thorough knowledge of the Darwinian thought of his time. Appendices provide passages from Darwin and Huxley related to Wells’s early writing; in addition, excerpts from other writers illustrate late-nineteenth-century anxieties about social degeneration.
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H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote some of the great classics of speculative fiction in English, including The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), which might be said to be about unholy genetics. The work's biological and sociopolitical ideas are still current (such were the range and depth of Wells' ideas). Wells continued to work on Doctor Moreau for nearly thirty years after its initial publication in London (the New York first edition added a subtitle A Possibility), finally letting go of the work after the publication of the Atlantic Edition in 1924. Annotated by the premier Wellsian scholar, this is an exhaustive critical edition, examining the historical, medical, philosophical and literary contexts of the story.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau with a Book Club Bonus “But there are times when the little cloud spreads, until it obscures the sky. And those times I look around at my fellow men and I am reminded of some likeness of the beast-people, and I feel as though the animal is surging up in them. And I know they are neither wholly animal nor holy man, but an unstable combination of both.” ― H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells is a classic science fiction horror novel that tells the story of a reclusive mad-scientist on a hidden island. The Island of Dr. Moreau is a story that is more relevant today than ever before. If you haven't ever read it, or want to revisit this classic novel, now is a great time! This edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
The Island of Dr. Moreau is the tale of Prendick, a British scientist, who is shipwrecked off Sumatra, then rescued and brought to an unnamed island. There he meets the evil scientist prototype, Dr. Moreau: a white-haired Old Testament type who, with the aid of a man named Montgomery, is changing animals into crazy man-beasts. Hyena-swine, Dog Man, Wolf woman - Prendick is horrified by the cruel experiments in vivisection that were being performed. Like a good evil scientist, Moreau expounds to Prendick that he'd lived on the island for eleven years, where he and Montgomery had advanced the techniques he'd developed back in London. The beasts have all been given the ability to speak to some degree, and have been brainwashed with a rudimentary religious belief system which keeps them at bay. Wells, always looking for the teachable moment, wrote Dr. Moreau during a period when debates over Natural Selection were raging.
An unnamed island in the middle of the ocean hides a huge secret. During the day, inhuman screams are heard coming from a house. At night, the silence is only broken by stifled rumors that come from the forest. It is said that someone there played God. It is said that something went terribly wrong ...
After a shipwreck in the southern Pacific Ocean, Edward Prendick finds himself at the island that belongs to Dr. Moreau, an infamous London scientist who fled England after it had been revealed to public that he conducted cruel experiments on live animals. Only a day goes by, but Prendick already grows concerned about the island and his owner, when, forced out of the house by the cries of a tortured puma, he is attacked by an appalling creature. A day later Prendick, haunted by questions, sneaks into Dr. Moreau’s operating room and discovers the fruit of the latter’s experiments- a hybrid of a human and an animal..
In this harrowing tale of man playing God, Edward, a lone shipwreck survivor, finds himself stranded on an uncharted Pacific island. There he meets the brilliant Dr. Moreau, who fled from society to continue his controversial research. Edward soon discovers the terrifying results of the doctor's experiments - can he survive among Moreau's horrific creations? This chilling play based on the classic thriller by H.G. Wells challenges the limits of science and the power of the human soul.
The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, who called the novel "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.At the time of the novel's publication in 1896, there was growing discussion in Europe regarding degeneration and animal vivisection. Two years later, several interest groups were formed to address the issue such as the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.
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It is a shipwrecked student, whom chance carries to "The island of Dr. Moreau," who tells the story. It is a daring and gruesome tale, replete with horrors. Dr. Moreau is a celebrated English biologist and vivisectionist. His experiments are of such a nature that he has had to fly from humanity. His aim has been to construct a human being with brutes and parts of brutes as his material. They are constructed In his "house of pain" and learn to speak and to walk erectly, but all relapse Into animalism. His island is peopled with these monsters.
Shipwrecked, Edward Prendick is rescued by a passing boat bound for the island of Doctor Moreau. After a fight with the vessel's captain, Prendick is forced to go ashore on the island, where his curiosity compels him to seek the truth about Doctor Moreau's gruesome experiments. This gripping science fiction novel by H. G. Wells explores themes of cruelty, morality, and man's abuse of nature.
Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans...
The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, who called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy." The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. At the time of the novel's publication in 1896, there was growing discussion in Europe regarding degeneration and animal vivisection. Two years later, several interest groups were formed to address the issue, such as the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.