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The island of Dr. Moreau

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Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.
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9780679602309
9781449857684
9781614535430
9780553901108
9780451521910
9781449876401
144985768
9781304749482
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Full title island of dr moreau
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auth_author2 Aldiss, Brian W. 1925-, Prebble, Simon.
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The Island of Dr. Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It is the tale of Prendick, a British scientist, who is shipwrecked off Sumatra, then rescued and brought to an unnamed island. There he meets the evil scientist prototype, Dr. Moreau: a white-haired Old Testament type who, with the aid of a man named Montgomery, is changing animals into crazy man-beasts. Hyena-swine, Dog Man, Wolf woman - Prendick is horrified by the cruel experiments in vivisection that were being performed.

Like a good evil scientist, Moreau expounds to Prendick that he'd lived on the island for eleven years, where he and Montgomery had advanced the techniques he'd developed back in London. The beasts have all been given the ability to speak to some degree, and have been brainwashed with a rudimentary religious belief system which keeps them at bay. Wells, always looking for the teachable moment, wrote Dr. Moreau during a period when debates over Natural Selection were raging. So there are moments where his mode of social reformer overtakes the narrative, but overall, this is a well done story that will stay with reader long after it's read.

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subject_facet Animal experimentation -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Islands -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, English, Shipwreck survival -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction
title_display The island of Dr. Moreau
title_full The Island of Dr. Moreau, The island of Dr. Moreau / H.G. Wells ; foreword by Peter Staubb, The island of Dr. Moreau / by H.G. Wells ; afterword by Brian Aldiss, The island of Dr. Moreau [electronic resource] / H.G. Wells, The island of Dr. Moreau [sound recording] / by H.G. Wells
title_short The island of Dr. Moreau
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topic_facet Animal experimentation, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Fiction, Islands, Science Fiction, Science fiction, English, Shipwreck survival, Survival