The Island Of Dr. Moreau

deH. G. Wells, John L. FlynnIntroduction deNita A. Farahany

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3 juin 2014|
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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
Herbert George Wells (1866–1946) left school at thirteen to become a draper’s apprentice (a life he detested); he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous T. H. Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. His immediately successful novel T...
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Titre :The Island Of Dr. Moreau
Format :livre de poche
Dimensions de l'article :208 pages, 6.68 X 4.24 X 0.54 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :208 pages, 6.68 X 4.24 X 0.54 po
Publié le :3 juin 2014
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780451468666

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