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The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells - Original Cover (Bentley Loft Classics book #16)
     

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells - Original Cover (Bentley Loft Classics book #16)

by H. G. Wells
 
Bentley Loft Classics books proudly presents book #16; The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells of Herbert George Wells.

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. It is told from the point of view of a man named Edward Prendick who is shipwrecked, rescued by a passing boat, and then left at the ship's destination by

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Bentley Loft Classics books proudly presents book #16; The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells of Herbert George Wells.

The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells. It is told from the point of view of a man named Edward Prendick who is shipwrecked, rescued by a passing boat, and then left at the ship's destination by the crew along with the ship's cargo of exotic animals. The island is home to a scientist named Doctor Moreau, who is conducting bizarre and cruel experiments on the animals he has imported, attempting to create sentient beings out of animals. The novel deals with numerous philosophical themes, including the need to take responsibility for the things we create, the question of what makes a man a man, the cruelty of nature and of man, and the dangers of trying to control nature.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013061965
Publisher:
Emerson Huxley
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Bentley Loft Classics , #16
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
737 KB

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Wells was an outspoken socialist and sympathetic to pacifist views, although he supported the First World War once it was under way, and his later works became increasingly political and didactic. His middle-period novels (1900–1920) were less science-fictional; they covered lower-middle class life (The History of Mr Polly) and the "New Woman" and the Suffragettes (Ann Veronica).

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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