The Island of Doctor Moreau: Original and Unabridged

The Island of Doctor Moreau: Original and Unabridged

by H. G. Wells

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Overview

The Island of Doctor Moreau, a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499744446
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2014
Series: Translate House Classics
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 1,116,429
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile: 990L (what's this?)

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

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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