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A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before--it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwinian theory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels), and a bloody tale of horror. Or, as H. G. Wells himself wrote about this story, "The Island of Dr. Moreau is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation." This colorful tale by the author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds lit a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication in 1896. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Like the Hugo and the James above, this is being published to tie in with a recent film adaptation. It nonetheless offers a high-quality hardcover at a reasonable price.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The Island of Dr. Moreau is my favorite book. I am at the stage where I just buy copies with artistic covers and reread it for the sake of enjoying a timeless, modern,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Treponim
What's with the type setting here. I don't even know If I'd enjoy this book because I cannot read it with this ridiculous font and type setting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mark Gabriel
While this HG Wells novel is one of the least read by present day sci-fi enthusiasts, due to the high implausibility of the story involved, it does give us an interesting insight... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2011 by Ronald W. Maron
This classic from 1896 is thrilling from the very first page. It begins with three men afloat aboard a dingy after the sinking of their ship. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2011 by Jeffrey Swystun
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2010 by bernie
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2010 by bernie
As with many of H.G.'s stories, it is a tail told by a narrator. Also at first, you may not notice his slipping in of social underpinnings. Read morePublished on July 29 2010 by bernie
Horrifying, sickening, heartbreaking and gruesome. The narrator is a sad excuse for a human being. Probably the most unpleasant book I've ever read. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2010 by I Love a Good Mystery