The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Critical Text of the 1896 London First Edition, with an Introduction and Appendices (Annotated H. G. Wells)

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H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote some of the great classics of speculative fiction in English, including The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), which might be said to be about unholy genetics. The work's biological and sociopolitical ideas are still current (such were the range and depth of Wells' ideas). Wells continued to work on Doctor Moreau for nearly thirty years after its initial publication in London (the New York first edition added a subtitle A Possibility), finally letting go of the work after the publication of the Atlantic Edition in 1924. Annotated by the premier Wellsian scholar, this is an exhaustive critical edition, examining the historical, medical, philosophical and literary contexts of the story.

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The late Leon Stover, professor emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was the first to bring science fiction to the college curriculum and was the author of numerous landmarks of intellectual history. He lived in Chicago.

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"Wells's masterpieces get the red-carpet treatment here in these luxurious editions...academic collections supporting English departments should definitely invest in this volume" --Library Journal

"Stover is to be thanked for his years of Wellsian scholarship" --Public Library Quarterly

"Stover, by presenting the intellectual underpinnings of Wells' work, has provided a powerful tool for understanding his writings, one sees them more deeply, without losing that earlier sense-of-wonder that originally opened the vistas of the young reader's mind...a crucial guide to these classics of science fiction" --Fosfax

"Stover is to be thanked for his years of Wellsian scholarship" --Public Library Quarterly

"Stover, by presenting the intellectual underpinnings of Wells' work, has provided a powerful tool for understanding his writings, one sees them more deeply, without losing that earlier sense-of-wonder that originally opened the vistas of the young reader's mind...a crucial guide to these classics of science fiction" --Fosfax

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