The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells

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Edward Prendick is pulled from his wrecked ship off the coast of a tiny uncharted island. But the man who rules this island, the enigmatic and reclusive Dr. Moreau, is up to something... something... inhuman.

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Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen 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 Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other "scientific romances"-The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)-won him distinction as the father of science fiction. Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."
Published January 1, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 210 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sequel, of course, to H. G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau—set on the same Pacific isle where that mad doctor surgically transformed animals into human shapes.

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