The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

By H. G. Wells

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This is the annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". It is a shipwrecked student, whom chance carries to "The island of Dr. Moreau," who tells the story. It is a daring and gruesome tale, replete with horrors. Dr. Moreau is a celebrated English biologist and vivisectionist. His experiments are of such a nature that he has had to fly from humanity. His aim has been to construct a human being with brutes and parts of brutes as his material. They are constructed In his "house of pain" and learn to speak and to walk erectly, but all relapse Into animalism. His island is peopled with these monsters.

H. G. Wells