A lonely island in the Pacific. The sinister scientist who rules it. And the strange beings who dwell thereâ¦
This is the scenario for H. G. Wellsâs haunting classic, one of his most intriguing and visionary novels. Living in the late nineteenth century and facing the impact of Darwinâs theory of evolution, Wells wrote this chilling masterpiece about the characteristics of beasts blurring as the animals turn into men. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel vivisection experiments, finds a deserted island that gives him the freedom to continue torturous transplantations and create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the brutally enforced order on Moreauâs island dissolves, the true consequences of his experiments emerge, and his creations revert to beasts more shocking than nature could devise.
A genius of his time, H. G. Wells foresaw the use of what he called the âatom bomb,â the practice of gene-splicing, and men landing on the moon. Now, when these have become part of everyday life, his dark fable serves as a compelling reminder of the horrors that reckless experiments with nature can produce.
With an IntroductionÂ by Nita A. FarahanyÂ
and an Afterword by Dr. John L. Flynn
About: Wells's most visionary tales, this is the disturbing tale of Pendrick, a shipwrecked naturalist who unwittingly discovers a horrific scientific and social experiment that is creating a mutant race of hideous creatures, half-human and half-beast.
This edition also contains Island of Dr. Moreau, The Island of Dr. Moreau
About: Shipwrecked and alone, Edward Prendick is picked up by a passing vessel and brought to mysterious Noble’s Island, the home of the strange and unsettling Doctor Moreau.
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