Wells, H. G.

The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)


The Island of Doctor Moreau is a science fiction novel which text is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates sentient beings from animals via vivisection.

The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.

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