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The Island of Dr.Moreau

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The Island of Dr.Moreau by H.G.Wells
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Written in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.
Release date NZ
January 5th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Modern Library Inc
Pages
240
Dimensions
133x203x13
ISBN-13
9780375760969
Product ID
1667029

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