The Island of Doctor Moreau

Recommended by Roger Luckhurst, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #45 in Biotechnology, Ranked #53 in Project Gutenbergsee more rankings.

A shipwrecked Edward Prendick finds himself stranded on a remote Noble island, the guest of a notorious scientist, Doctor Moreau. Disturbed by the cries of animals in pain, and by his encounters with half-bestial creatures, Edward slowly realizes his danger and the extremes of the Doctor's experiments.

Saturated in pain and disgust, suffused with grotesque and often unbearable images of torture and bodily mutilation, The Island of Doctor Moreau is unquestionably a shocking novel. It is also a serious, and highly knowledgeable, philosophical engagement with Wells's times,...

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Roger Luckhurst It explores the horrific malleability of human form: the idea that the animal is barely hidden beneath the surface. (Source)

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