The Island of Doctor Moreau
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Celebrate the march of progress with this timeless sci-fi classic penned by a Victorian master.
”The Island of Doctor Moreau” (1896) depicts a castaway’s adventures on a hellish island. The mad scientist Moreau has created abominable human-like creatures through a series of inhumane experiments. This blasphemy soon spells his end.
Praising the wonders and limitless possibilities of science and the imagination, Wells’ novel is a joyride in madness and horror. It is also filled with social and philosophical criticism of evolution, creation and the problematic relationship between man and nature. In many ways it is even more relevant today than on the day of its initial release.
This novel is recommended reading to all fans of classic science fiction literature. This classic has been adapted countless times for virtually every medium, including a 1996 film starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was an English writer, remembered mostly for his science fiction works. Often described as a futurist, H. G. Wells’s influence cannot be neglected for his works foresaw many technological innovations such as space travel, the atomic bomb, and the Internet. Four times Nobel Prize in Literature nominee, Wells explored a wide array of themes in his works, occupying one of the central seats in the canon of British literature. Some of his best works include the time-travel novel ”The Time Machine”, the sci-fi adventure novel ”The Island of Dr. Moreau”, the mankind-versus-aliens novel ”The War of the Worlds” and more than seventy short stories.
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