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The Island of Doctor Moreau

H. G. Wells
Edited by Darryl Jones

February 2017

ISBN: 9780198702665

176 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £6.99

The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.

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The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.

  • It is the 150th anniversary of H. G. Wells's birth in 2016
  • Includes a lively and accessible introduction by a leading scholar of late Victorian popular fiction
  • Includes an up-to-date bibliography, chronology, and notes to provide addional contextual interest
  • Discusses the contexts and influence of the novel, and its place in a rich tradition of island and castaway fiction, from Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels to Lord of the Flies

About the Author(s)

H. G. Wells

Edited by Darryl Jones, Professor of English, Trinity College Dublin

Darryl Jones has taught at Trinity College Dublin since 1994. Prior to this he taught in the University of Lodz, Poland. He has held Visiting Professorships at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Transylvania, and Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Horror: A Thematic History in Fiction and Film (Arnold/OUP 2002), It Came From the 1950s!: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties (with Elizabeth McCarthy and Bernice M. Murphy, Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and for Oxford World's Classics, M. R. James, Collected Ghost Stories (OUP, 2011, 2013).

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of H. G. Wells
    THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
    Explanatory Notes

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