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The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau
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Enormously inventive tale about a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist on a remote island who performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. It is one of Wells' earliest and most sinister personifications of the scientific quest to control and manipulate the natural world, and,... show more
Enormously inventive tale about a mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist on a remote island who performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. It is one of Wells' earliest and most sinister personifications of the scientific quest to control and manipulate the natural world, and, ultimately, human nature itself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486290270 (0486290271)
ASIN: 486290271
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 104
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Island of Dr. Moreau / H.G. Wells.
I’ve been cataloguing an enormous collection of H.G. Wells for the special collections division of our library, and as a result I’m thinking I need to read a little more Wells. Just looking at the wide spread of his interests is fascinating! It was an interesting exercise to read this tale, which I ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.5 Beast, monster, man
This went places I did not expect it to go. For so short pages, I though it'd make a straight story of what we know would be the subject matter, with a tension building, a reveal and a violent resolution. Those elements where there, after a fashion, but not in the order or at the page number a rea...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Island of Dr. Moreau
My second read for the halloween bingo that has wacky science in it and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy wacky science. The story of Edward Prendick, who gets shipwrecked and ends up on the island of the mysterious Dr. Moreau, is a gripping and fastpaced and slightly disturbing read. I would put ...
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, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads 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.
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