The Island of Dr Moreau (Paperback)

By H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder (Editor), Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
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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

About the Author


H.G. Wells is considered the father of science fiction. His works include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man.

Patrick Parrinder is Professor of English at the University of Reading.

Margaret Atwood is the internationally renowned author of such novels as "Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace", and "The Edible Woman". She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts, and books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780141441023
ISBN-10: 014144102X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 28th, 2005
Pages: 139
Language: English