The Island of Dr. Moreau (Paperback)

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By H. G. Wells, Peter Straub (Foreword by)
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Description


Written in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is 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.

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.

Praise For…


The Island of Dr. Moreau takes us into an abyss of human nature. This book is a superb piece of storytelling.”
V. S. Pritchett

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375760969
ISBN-10: 0375760962
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: May 14th, 2002
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)