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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells
Foreword by Peter Straub


The Island of Dr. Moreau
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: May 2002
Price: $8.95
Can. Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76096-9 (0-375-76096-2)
Pages: 240
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.



 
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.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Peter Straub is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, including Black House (with Stephen King), Ghost Story, Koko, and Mr. X. He has won three Bram Stoker Awards, two World Fantasy Awards, and the British Fantasy Award. He lives in New York City.





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