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The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau
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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 more about the wondrous possibilities... show more
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 more 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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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553214321 (0553214322)
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it
3.0 The Island of Dr. Moreau
If you can make an animal into a person, how long do you think it will be before someone can make a person decent?Edward Prendick survives a shipwreck and is rescued by a supply ship headed for The Island of Dr Moreau. Prendick is cast overboard by the supply ship and is thus stranded on the island ...
Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious
Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious rated it
5.0 Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau
This book really was ahead of its time. Wow. What a great, twisted read. Older books always make me leery, but this one was excellent. And so far advanced in its thinking.
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
4.5 The Island of Doctor Moreau (dramatized) by H. G. Wells
Dr. Edward Prendick finds himself on a plane that is crashing into the sea. Luckily, he survives and is eventually found on his little raft by a passing ship. Dr. Angela Montgomery nurses him around and eventually the ship drops all passengers and their cargo at a little know island. There, Prendick...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
4.0 The Island of Dr. Moreau
“Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?"“Not to suck up Drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men?“Not to eat Fish or Flesh; that is the Law. Are we not Men?“Not to claw the Bark of Trees; that is the Law. Are we not Men?“Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”"You g...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.5 Mad Science
I started this in early August, but it took me a while to finish it. One of the reasons is it's a profoundly unsettling book. I'm a scientist by training, and I take the ethics of science pretty personally. Dr. Moreau crosses so many ethical/moral lines in his experimentation, it's not even funny. S...
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