- Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau (Tor Classics)
- Released: 2011-04-01
- Pages: 114
- ASIN: B004VMWB0U
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A shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before--it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwinian theory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels
), and a bloody tale of horror. Or, as H. G. Wells himself wrote about this story, "The Island of Dr. Moreau
is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, though I rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation." This colorful tale by the author of , , and lit a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication in 1896.
“The Island of Dr. Moreau
takes us into an abyss of human nature. This book is a superb piece of storytelling.”
—V. S. PritchettFrom the Trade Paperback edition.