The Island of Dr. Moreau

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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.
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Publisher
Bantam Classics
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Published on
Dec 28, 2004
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780553901108
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
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This content is DRM protected.
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