The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals.

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141921129

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. Here, he meets Montgomery's master, the sinister Dr. Moreau - a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments - with truly horrific results.
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The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

A lonely island in the Pacific. The sinister scientist who rules it. And the strange beings who dwell there… This is the scenario for H. G. Wells’s haunting classic, one of his most intriguing and visionary novels.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101154021

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A cautionary tale of the horrors that can ensue when man experiments with nature, from the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells. A lonely island in the Pacific. The sinister scientist who rules it. And the strange beings who dwell there… This is the scenario for H. G. Wells’s haunting classic, one of his most intriguing and visionary novels. Living in the late nineteenth century and facing the impact of Darwin’s theory of evolution, Wells wrote this chilling masterpiece about the characteristics of beasts blurring as the animals turn into men. Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for his cruel vivisection experiments, finds a deserted island that gives him the freedom to continue torturous transplantations and create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the brutally enforced order on Moreau’s island dissolves, the true consequences of his experiments emerge, and his creations revert to beasts more shocking than nature could devise. A genius of his time, H. G. Wells foresaw the use of what he called the “atom bomb,” the practice of gene-splicing, and men landing on the moon. Now, when these have become part of everyday life, his dark fable serves as a compelling reminder of the horrors that reckless experiments with nature can produce. With an Introduction by Nita A. Farahany and an Afterword by Dr. John L. Flynn
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The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330243330

Category: English fiction

Page: 142

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Categories: English fiction

H G Wells The Island of Dr Moreau

H  G  Wells  The Island of Dr  Moreau

Based on the original story by H. G. Wells, this graphic novel adaptation brings a whole new look to the disturbing and visionary tale of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Rediscover this science fiction classic in comic book form today!

Author: Dobbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781683832126

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 64

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Watch as the line between man and animal is blurred in this thrilling H. G. Wells graphic novel adaptation! Shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean, Edward Prendick is rescued only to find himself on the strange island of Dr. Moreau. Hidden away on his remote island, Dr. Moreau has been conducting bizarre experiments for over ten years, genetically modifying animals to give them each a conscience and the ability to speak. These “Beastmen” obey a very precise set of rules called The Law, which forbids them to exhibit any primitive behavior and commands that they worship Dr. Moreau like a god. Trapped on the jungle island, Prendick soon discovers that the animal impulses of these creatures are far from forgotten. Based on the original story by H. G. Wells, this graphic novel adaptation brings a whole new look to the disturbing and visionary tale of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Rediscover this science fiction classic in comic book form today!
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

H G Wells the Island of Doctor Moreau

H  G  Wells  the Island of Doctor Moreau

As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, this graphic novel adaptation addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: "Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?

Author: Ted Adams

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1684056519

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

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As relevant today as when Wells wrote it in 1896, this graphic novel adaptation addresses the question all scientists should ask themselves: "Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?" Diablo House writer/co-creator Ted Adams joins Locke & Key artist/co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez to present an all-new version of H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel. This bold adaptation gives us a new protagonist in the form of Ellen Prendick, whose point of view shines a new light upon the horrific events on the cursed island, providing unique insights into one of the world's favorite stories.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 1517369533

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Page: 138

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H. G. Wells called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". "The Island of Doctor Moreau" is the account of a Mr. Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man who washed up on the mysterious island home of Doctor Moreau, a mercurial figure who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.
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The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Annotated by the premier Wellsian scholar, this is an exhaustive critical edition, examining the historical, medical, philosophical and literary contexts of the story.

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078646870X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Island of Dr Moreau Illustrated

The Island of Dr  Moreau Illustrated

The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy."

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798665052564

Category:

Page: 170

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy."
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The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

The Island of Doctor Moreau and Other Stories

This volume unites four of Wells' liveliest and most engaging tales of the strange evolution and behaviour of animals - including human beings.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840227400

Category:

Page: 192

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This volume unites four of Wells' liveliest and most engaging tales of the strange evolution and behaviour of animals - including human beings. The Island of Doctor Moreau is followed by three fantastic yet chillingly plausible short stories of human-animal encounters.
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The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Elisabeth Engstrom.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Tor Classics

ISBN: 0812567072

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Island of Dr. Moreau includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Elisabeth Engstrom. After a collision between two ships in rough seas, a "private gentlemen"--the wreck's sole survivor--languished for eight days under a merciless sun. With neither food to eat nor water to drink, death seemed a certainty. But miraculously, Edward Prendick survived. Yet what he was to encounter in the days ahead was more horrible and terrifying than any death he could ever have imagined. For the island on which he landed was the home of the infamous Dr. Moreau. Exiled from England because of his gruesome experiments in vivisection, Moreau has taken up residence in this remote paradise in order to continue his work. His goal: To create a new, superior race of beings! His legacy, however, would prove to be a nightmare beyond comprehension...
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La isla del Dr Moreau

La isla del Dr  Moreau

La isla del Dr. Moreau es una de las novelas ms̀ inquietantes de la literatura moderna, inscribiňdose de lleno en la crt̕ica y ominosa intuicin̤ que Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) alberg ̤desde muy pronto respecto a los derroteros de ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 8420688401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, humanlike results.

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425120295

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

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Written in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk's strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells's haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.
Categories: Fiction

The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.Often referred to as a "father of science ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Les Prairies Numeriques

ISBN: 238274801X

Category:

Page: 112

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H. G. Wells called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". "The Island of Doctor Moreau" is the account of a Mr. Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man who washed up on the mysterious island home of Doctor Moreau, a mercurial figure who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. Prendick, as an observer and a guest, goes through an induced madness and an existential crisis in his analysis of his host and the bizarre work he's done in this timeless science fiction classic.Often referred to as a "father of science fiction", H. G. Wells was one of the first authors to write a type of speculative fiction which referenced the advancements in science of his time. Characteristic of Wells's work is their warning against the unintended consequences of technological development gone too far. First published in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is the account of Edward Prendick, an Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island in the South Pacific after being shipwrecked. The island is home to Dr. Moreau, an eminent physiologist from London who has fled England when his gruesome experiments in vivisection had been publicly exposed. Prendick soon learns that Moreau has continued his experiments on the island transforming animals into human-like hybrids called beast folk. Worrying that he may be next on the list of subjects, Prendick flees into the jungle trying to escape whatever
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The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Les Prairies Numeriques

ISBN: 2382748028

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Shipwrecked in the south Pacific Ocean, Englishman Edward Prendick awakens aboard a ship where a man named Montgomery and his beastly looking servant were transporting animal cargo. Soon, they arrive on an island and more and more of these bizarre humanlike creatures appear. Prendick senses a sinister secret to the island after he meets with the owner, a one Dr. Moreau... The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature. Wells described it as "an exercise in youthful blasphemy."The Island of Doctor Moreau is a classic of early science fiction and remains one of Wells' best-known books. The novel is the earliest depiction of the science fiction motif "uplift" in which a more advanced race intervenes in the evolution of an animal species to bring the latter to a higher level of intelligence. It has been adapted to film and other media on many occasions, with Charles Laughton (1933), Burt Lancaster (1977), and Marlon Brando (1996) as the mad doctor.
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The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Sciences such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in Wells's haunting visionary fable. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896, and Wells himself later deemed the work "an exercise in youthful blasphemy"!

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015038114958

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Sciences such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in Wells's haunting visionary fable. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896, and Wells himself later deemed the work "an exercise in youthful blasphemy"! However, when you have science fiction, adventure, and horror, how can you go wrong? A shipwreck victim is stranded on an island run by the mysterious Dr. Moreau, who seems hospitable enough, but the jungle is full of menacing shapes -- and what about those ominous references to the House of Pain? We gradually learn of Moreau's unholy experiments and worry that the hero will never escape. The Pronouncer of the Law is as creepy as in all the filmed adaptations ("Are we not men?").
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The Island of Dr Moreau Illustrated

The Island of Dr  Moreau Illustrated

This Halcyon Classics ebook is H. G. Wells' classic work of science fiction and horror THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific.

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798615204074

Category:

Page: 172

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This Halcyon Classics ebook is H. G. Wells' classic work of science fiction and horror THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans.
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The Science Fiction of Gender in H G Wells The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Science Fiction of Gender in H G  Wells  The Island of Doctor Moreau

ABSTRACT: Although The Island of Doctor Moreau can be read as advancing charges of feminine animality and women's unrestrained sexuality, or that animals and women share a closer connection than do men to either, these interpretations fail ...

Author: Thomas G. Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:769019198

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ABSTRACT: Although The Island of Doctor Moreau can be read as advancing charges of feminine animality and women's unrestrained sexuality, or that animals and women share a closer connection than do men to either, these interpretations fail to incorporate an understanding of science fiction and the historical context of the "woman question." This analysis of The Island of Doctor Moreau argues for a reading as science fiction, as reflecting contemporary popular science, and as commentary on the New Women of 1890s England. Wells' story installs the feminine as a force disrupting the seemingly controlled laboratory island of Dr. Moreau. It also participates in the feminizing of the scientific object, and expresses men's fear of the havoc that would be unleashed by an enfranchised New Woman. By understanding the relationship between the New Woman and The Island of Doctor Moreau, we can better see English men's anxieties manifesting in contemporary popular science of Wells' story and the anti-women's rights movement.
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A Study Guide for H G Wells s Island of Dr Moreau

A Study Guide for H  G  Wells s  Island of Dr  Moreau

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410349897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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A Study Guide for H. G. Wells's "Island of Dr. Moreau," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific.

Author: H G Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 165371364X

Category:

Page: 130

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Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans...
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The Island of Dr Moreau

The Island of Dr  Moreau

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific.

Author: H G Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798692135834

Category:

Page: 94

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Edward Prendick is shipwrecked in the Pacific. Rescued by Doctor Moreau's assistant he is taken to the doctor's island home where he discovers the doctor has been experimenting on the animal inhabitants of the island, creating bizarre proto-humans...
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