While this riveting tale was intended to be a commentary on evolution, divine creation, and the tension between human nature and culture, modern readers familiar with genetic engineering will marvel at Wells’s prediction of the ethical issues raised by producing “smarter” human beings or bringing back extinct species. These levels of interpretation add a richness to Prendick’s adventures on Dr. Moreau’s island of lost souls without distracting from what is still a rip-roaring good read.
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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