The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells
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While "The Island of Doctor Moreau" has not achieved the popularity of some of H.G. Wells' other science fiction stories, those who have read it often describe it as one of the his greatest works. Experience a tale with themes as relevant today as they were in the Victorian Era. The narration of the story, which is conducted by the stranded scientist Edward Prendick, will keep you at the edge of your seat, enthralled, disgusted and curious at the same time. What kind of experiments is the infamous Doctor Moreau conducting in the seclusion of his personal island? Who are the beast-like people Prendick encounters in the jungle of the island? Evolution, devolution, animal cruelty and the state of the human mind are themes Wells flawlessly interweaves into "The Island of Doctor Moreau."

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551113279
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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.

The Island of Doctor Moreau A Possibility

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377017808
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Island of Dr Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells
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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.

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: Leon E. Stover
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
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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.

Dr Franklin s Island

Author: Ann Halam
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307433315
Format: PDF
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Semi, Miranda, and Arnie are part of a group of 50 British Young Conservationists on their way to a wildlife conservation station deep in the rain forests of Ecuador. After a terrifying mid-air disaster and subsequent crash, these three are the sole survivors, stranded together on a deserted tropical island. Or so they think. Semi, Miranda, and Arnie stumble into the hands of Dr. Franklin, a mad scientist who’s been waiting for them, eager to use them as specimens for his experiments in genetic engineering. From the Hardcover edition.

The Wheels of Chance

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571253059
Format: PDF
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Mr Hoopdriver is an expert in his field - a perfect gentleman with more than a little flair behind the drapers' counter. Yet Mr Hoopdriver is growing tired of measuring out yards of gingham and selling endless reels of threads. He yearns for new discoveries, new adventures and above all, a change of scenery. Determined to leave the humdrum behind him, he mounts his bicycle and embarks on a journey across England. Liberation, excitement and friendship with a pretty young girl await him - but what will happen when the real world catches up with him? First published in 1896, during the bicycle's golden age, The Wheels of Chance is a delightful comic novel, capturing a period of momentous social change.