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ISBN: 1420925482Издательство: Digireads.com
Год издания: 2005
Amazon.comA shipwreck in the South Seas, a palm-tree paradise where a mad doctor conducts vile experiments, animals that become human and then "beastly" in ways they never were before--it's the stuff of high adventure. It's also a parable about Darwiniantheory, a social satire in the vein of Jonathan Swift ( Gulliver's Travels ), and a bloody tale of horror. Or, as H. G. Wells himself wrote about this story, " The Island of Dr. Moreau is an exercise in youthful blasphemy. Now and then, thoughI rarely admit it, the universe projects itself towards me in a hideous grimace. It grimaced that time, and I did my best to express my vision of the aimless torture in creation." This colorful tale by the author of The Time Machine , The Invisible Man , and The War of the Worlds lit a firestorm of controversy at the time of its publication in 1896. Book Description Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain , is ...