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The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics

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The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics by H.G.Wells
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A shipwreck in the South Seas takes us to a palm-tree paradise where a mad sciencist -- the depraved Dr. Moreau -- conducts vile experiments, unspeakable animal experiments with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an Englishman whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. It's the stuff of high adventure; it's also a tale about evolution -- and a satire that plays deliberately in the vein Jonathan Swift mined in Gulliver's Travels. It's also a bloody tale of horror. Wells himself was frank about it: "The Island of Dr. Moreau is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation."
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2004
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Wildside Press
Dimensions
152x229x10
ISBN-13
9780809593118
Product ID
1823029

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