Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau's activities on the island.
The Island of Dr. Moreau mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on how far science should go is one that rings true today as it did when it was first published.
About The Author
H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
'The Prospero of all the brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction.' [Brian W Aldiss.]'Wells' scientific romances were...works of art with unique relevance for our times.' [Arthur C Clarke.]
Series: S.F. Masterworks
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17th June 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.288