The Island of Dr Moreau
ISBN 9780141441023 | 176 pages | 28 Jun 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A fascinating exploration of what it is to be humanand inhuman
Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying an unusual cargo—a menagerie of savage animals. Nursed to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. There, he meets the sinister Dr. Moreau—a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilized world. It soon becomes clear that he has continued to develop these experiments with truly horrific results.
-Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes -Margaret Atwood’s introduction explores the social and scientific relevance of this influential work