On a deceivingly beautiful island in the South Seas exists the sinister kingdom of Doctor Moreau. Shipwrecked in this seeming paradise, the unfortunate Edward Prendick stumbles upon the wild beastly creations of the sadistic doctor and enters into a bizarre and terrifying world of a doctor who plays an evil God and cruelly creates monstrosities of living creatures.
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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.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Large Print, UK, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Ex library book contains usual markings and stamps, book and dust jacket has some shelf wear. This book is a highly imaginative scientific romance by one of the masters of this genre. Bookseller Inventory # 3007218
Book Description Cedric Chivers, England, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Good +. Large Print Edition. Ex-Library. usual library stamps. Book has lean to it. Bookseller Inventory # 012153
Book Description C.Chivers, 1978. Book Condition: Good. Large type edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88585895
Book Description C.Chivers, 1978. Book Condition: Good. Large type edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91412113