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The Island Of Doctor Moreau

H.G. Wells



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31 October 2023
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When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a tropical island, he is surprised to find he has company in the form of Dr Moreau.

Driven out of Britain in disgrace, Dr Moreau has decided to explore his science in peace and isolation.

It isn't long before Prendick discovers the horrors it involves . . .

Considered widely to be one of the fathers of science fiction, H.G. Wells' story of a mad scientist pushing the boundaries of humanity sits alongside Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in the annals of British classics. The novel has been adapted multiple times, and is referenced in many different media.

'The most important of all nineteenth-century sf writers in the UK and in America' - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

'Short, cold, economic and totally unrelenting. An utterly terrifying book' - China Mieville

'One of our bravest and most stimulating writers' - Telegraph

Imprint:   Hachette
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   190g
ISBN:   9781399617239
ISBN 10:   1399617230
Series:   S.F. Masterworks
Pages:   208
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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