Often referred to as a "father of science fiction", H. G. Wells was one of the first authors to write a type of speculative fiction which referenced the advancements in science of his time. Characteristic of Wells's work is their warning against the unintended consequences of technological development gone too far. First published in 1896, "The Island of Dr. Moreau" is the account of Edward Prendick, an Englishman who finds himself stranded on an island in the South Pacific after being shipwrecked. The island is home to Dr. Moreau, an eminent physiologist from London who has fled England when his gruesome experiments in vivisection had been publicly exposed. Prendick soon learns that Moreau has continued his experiments on the island transforming animals into human-like hybrids called beast folk. Worrying that he may be next on the list of subjects, Prendick flees into the jungle trying to escape whatever gruesome plan that Moreau may have in store for him. "The Island of Dr. Moreau", which was meant as a commentary on Darwin's theory of evolution, is a most uncanny prediction of the ethical issues raised by the science of genetic engineering in modern times and a cautionary tale of the potential dangers of science when left unchecked. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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- Chapter I. In the Dingey of the "Lady Vain."
- Chapter II. The Man Who Was Going Nowhere
- Chapter III. The Strange Face
- Chapter IV. At the Schooner's Rail
- Chapter V. The Man Who Had Nowhere to Go
- Chapter VI. The Evil-Looking Boatmen
- Chapter VII. "The Locked Door"
- Chapter VIII. The Crying of the Puma
- Chapter IX. The Thing in the Forest
- Chapter X. The Crying of the Man
- Chapter XI. The Hunting of the Man
- Chapter XII. The Sayers of the Law
- Chapter XIII. A Parley
- Chapter XIV. Doctor Moreau Explains
- Chapter XV. Concerning the Beast Folk
- Chapter XVI. How the Beast Folk Taste Blood
- Chapter XVII. A Catastrophe
- Chapter XVIII. The Finding of Moreau
- Chapter XIX. Montgomery's "Bank Holiday"
- Chapter XX. Alone With the Beast Folk
- Chapter XXI. The Reversion of the Beast Folk
- Chapter XXII. The Man Alone
- Biographical Afterword