The Island of Dr. Moreau - H.G. Wells Reviews
Description:ISBN 0553214322 / Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Author: H.G. Wells / Edition: Reprint / Mass Market Paperback / 160 Pages / Book is published ... more
Newest Review: ... of Dr Moreau is far from a "straight" science fiction novel (if such a thing exists!) and Wells skillfully blends ... more
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by - written on 25/04/10 (Very useful, 15 readings)
I've been on a 19th century fiction kick recently and I've enjoyed reading lots of books that I've been hearing about for years, but for some reason or other have passed me by. Originally published in 1896, The Island of Dr Moreau is the latest short novel I've managed to polish off on my morning commute. This novel is part of Well's contributions to early science-fiction, along with War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, etc. and bears a lot in common with Shelley's Frankenstein, in that the central message is a warning against the dangers of scientific exploration left unchecked by ethical concerns. However, The Island of Dr Moreau is far from a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/09 (Very useful, 164 readings)
The Island of Doctor Moreau is a quasi-allegorical 1896 science fiction novel written by the great HG Wells. The story concerns the frequently terrified Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked sailor who is rescued in the South Seas and ends up on a remote and mysterious island where a hubristic scientist named Moreau is conducting all manner of strange and troubling experiments. Prendick is soon spooked by the strange sights he catches glimpses of in the jungle and the cries he hears late at night from his room and becomes very curious to find out what exactly is going on as this unsettling tale unfolds and the macabre secrets of Moreau are gradually revealed. 'On January the ... Read the complete review
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