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9780375760969

The Island of Dr. Moreau

  • ISBN 13:

    9780375760969

  • ISBN 10:

    0375760962

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 05/14/2002
  • Publisher: Modern Library

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Summary

Written in 1896,The Island of Dr. Moreauis one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin's 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 Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.

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