The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr Moreau Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies this early work of H G Wells was greeted in by howls of protest from reviewers who f

  • Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Author: H.G. Wells
  • ISBN: 9780553214321
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ranked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H G Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous They wanted to know about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, The Time Machine, not its potential for misRanked among the classic novels of the English language and the inspiration for several unforgettable movies, this early work of H G Wells was greeted in 1896 by howls of protest from reviewers, who found it horrifying and blasphemous They wanted to know about the wondrous possibilities of science shown in his first book, The Time Machine, not its potential for misuse and terror In The Island of Dr Moreau, a shipwrecked gentleman named Edward Prendick, stranded on a Pacific island lorded over by the notorious Dr Moreau, confronts dark secrets, strange creatures, and a reason to run for his life.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.

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