--- H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 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.
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 Nobleâs Island, the home of the strange and unsettling Doctor Moreau.
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