The Island of Doctor Moreau - H.G. Wells

The Island of Doctor Moreau

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1946-08-13
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, who called it "an exercise in youthful blasphemy". The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.