Modern day practices such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in H.G. Well's haunting visionary fable. After a collision between two ships in rough seas, Edward Prendick survived only to be stranded on the island of the infamous Dr. Moreau. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896, and Wells himself later deemed the work "an exercise in youthful blasphemy."
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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