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The Island of Doctor Moreau
Author: H. G. Wells

ISBN: 9780241261828
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 14 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.2 x 1.1
Description:
A crazed vivisectionist engineers a new super-breed of monstrous 'Beast Men' on a remote Pacific island, in H. G. Wells's Victorian scientific nightmare of man playing god.

A terrifying, prescient portrayal of a scientist trying to create a new super-breed, The Island of Doctor Moreau was described by H. G. Wells as an 'exercise in youthful blasphemy'.

Edward Prendick, the single survivor of a shipwreck, is rescued by a vessel carrying a menagerie of savage animals. Soon he finds himself stranded on an uncharted island in the Pacific with the strange vivisectionist Dr Moreau, whose experiments have led him to break the laws of nature, stitching together man and beast with horrific results.

About the Author

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866. After an education repeatedly interrupted by his family's financial problems, he eventually found work as a teacher at a succession of schools, where he began to write his first stories.

Wells became a prolific writer with a diverse output, of which the famous works are his science fiction novels. These are some of ...

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