99 Cent The Island of Dr. Moreau

99 Cent The Island of Dr. Moreau

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by H. G. Wells
     
 
Collectors Edition! A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before--it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwinian theory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), and a bloody tale of horror.

Overview

Collectors Edition! A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before--it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwinian theory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), and a bloody tale of horror. Or, as H. G. Wells himself wrote about this story, "The Island of Dr. Moreau is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation." This colorful tale by the author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds lit a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication in 1896

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014526692
Publisher:
classics reborn
Publication date:
03/25/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,059,367
File size:
444 KB

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific 19th- and 20th century science fiction writer. Together with French author Jules Verne, Wells has been called "The Father of Science Fiction." Among his more noteworthy books are THE TIME MACHINE, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, and THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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99 Cent The Island of Dr. Moreau 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
manircu33 More than 1 year ago
amazing :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly disappointed. Not in the story itself because i couldnt read it. The type was all messed up and sentences didnt even run together. Very upsetting but I' ll find it in a real book version so there are no more mistakes. This has never happened before with my nook and I hope it doesn' t again