The Island of Dr Moreau AnnotatedThe Island of Dr Moreau Annotated



The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

Author: H G Wells

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ISBN: 9798709674967

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, who called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

The Island of Dr MoreauThe Island of Dr Moreau



The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

Author: H G Wells

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ISBN: 9798593512598

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Page: 168

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, who called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

Island of Doctor MoreauIsland of Doctor Moreau



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Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798424025488

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Often referred to as a "father of science fiction", H. G. Wells was one of the first authors to write a type of speculative fiction which referenced the advancements in science of his time. Characteristic of Wells's work is their warning against the unintended consequences of technological development gone too far. First published in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is the account of Edward Prendick, an Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island in the South Pacific after being shipwrecked. The island is home to Dr. Moreau, an eminent physiologist from London who has fled England when his gruesome experiments in vivisection had been publicly exposed. Prendick soon learns that Moreau has continued his experiments on the island transforming animals into human-like hybrids called beast folk. Worrying that he may be next on the list of subjects, Prendick flees into the jungle trying to escape whatever gruesome plan that Moreau may have in store for him. "The Island of Dr. Moreau", which was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, is a most uncanny prediction of the ethical issues raised by the science of genetic engineering in modern times and a cautionary tale of the potential dangers of science when left unchecked. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

The Island of Doctor MoreauThe Island of Doctor Moreau



This is the annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". It is a shipwrecked student, whom chance carries to "The island of Dr. Moreau," who tells the story.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849641108

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This is the annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". It is a shipwrecked student, whom chance carries to "The island of Dr. Moreau," who tells the story. It is a daring and gruesome tale, replete with horrors. Dr. Moreau is a celebrated English biologist and vivisectionist. His experiments are of such a nature that he has had to fly from humanity. His aim has been to construct a human being with brutes and parts of brutes as his material. They are constructed In his "house of pain" and learn to speak and to walk erectly, but all relapse Into animalism. His island is peopled with these monsters.
Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans...

The Island of Dr Moreau Illustrated Version The Island of Dr Moreau Illustrated Version



The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy.

Author: H Wells

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ISBN: 1091842469

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he Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy."The Island of Doctor Moreau is a classic of early science fiction and remains one of Wells' best-known books. The novel is the earliest depiction of the science fiction motif "uplift" in which a more advanced race intervenes in the evolution of an animal species to bring the latter to a higher level of intelligence. It has been adapted to film and other media on many occasions, with Charles Laughton (1933), Burt Lancaster (1977), and Marlon Brando (1996) as the mad doctor.

Utopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H G Wells and William MorrisUtopias and Dystopias in the Fiction of H G Wells and William Morris



The Island of Doctor Moreau: The Annotated Wells, ed. by Leon Stover (Jefferson: Mcfarland, 1996). ———, The Island of Doctor Moreau (London: Penguin, 2005). ———, The Island of Doctor Moreau: The Annotated Wells, ed. by Leon Stover ...

Author: Emelyne Godfrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137523402

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This book is about the fiercely contrasting visions of two of the nineteenth century’s greatest utopian writers. A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, it emphasizes that space is a key factor in utopian fiction, often a barometer of mankind’s successful relationship with nature, or an indicator of danger. Emerging and critically acclaimed scholars consider the legacy of two great utopian writers, exploring their use of space and time in the creation of sites in which contemporary social concerns are investigated and reordered. A variety of locations is featured, including Morris’s quasi-fourteenth century London, the lush and corrupted island, a routed and massacred English countryside, the high-rises of the future and the vertiginous landscape of another Earth beyond the stars.

The Time Machine The Wonderful Visit The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds Annotated The Time Machine The Wonderful Visit The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds Annotated



Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), English novelist and social commentator, chiefly known as a founder of the science fiction genre.His early novels, called "scientific romances", invented a number of themes now classic in science fiction in ...

Author: H. G. Wells

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ISBN: 1698223757

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Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), English novelist and social commentator, chiefly known as a founder of the science fiction genre.His early novels, called "scientific romances", invented a number of themes now classic in science fiction in such works as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds and are often thought of as being influenced by the works of Jules Verne. He also wrote other, non-fantastic novels which have received critical acclaim, including the satire on Edwardian advertising Tono-Bungay and Kipps.In this new unique edition: Volume 1. (Annotated & Illustrated).- The Time Machine [1895]. - The Wonderful Visit [1895]. - The Island of Doctor Moreau [1896]. - The Invisible Man [1897]. - The War of the Worlds [1898]. (Illustrated by Henrique Alvim Corr�a, from the 1906 French edition).- Annotations: "An Appreciation of H. G. Wells", by Mary Austin, 1911.