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The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
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The Island of Doctor Moreau

by H.G. Wells

108 ratings, 21 reviews

The Island of Dr. Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. It is the tale of Prendick, a British scientist, who is shipwrecked off Sumatra, then rescued and brought to an unnamed island. There he meets the evil scientist prototype, Dr. Moreau: a white-haired Old Testament type who, with the aid of a man named Montgomery, is changing animals into crazy man-beasts. Hyena-swine, Dog Man, Wolf woman - Prendick is horrified by the cruel experiments in vivisection that were being performed.

Like a good evil scientist, Moreau expounds to Prendick that he'd lived on the island for eleven years, where he and Montgomery had advanced the techniques he'd developed back in London. The beasts have all been given the ability to speak to some degree, and have been brainwashed with a rudimentary religious belief system which keeps them at bay. Wells, always looking for the teachable moment, wrote Dr. Moreau during a period when debates over Natural Selection were raging. So there are moments where his mode of social reformer overtakes the narrative, but overall, this is a well done story that will stay with reader long after it's read.

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Scott Macreading

December 15, 2015

Amazing story


Quintin Chua

February 25, 2014



duaa alahlemi

January 26, 2014

O my god it was scaed i did not slepp


Dominic Boston

July 15, 2013

A masterpiece. I couldn't put it down. Please read this book it is a fantastic piece of literature!


Chandler Flyinghorse

April 19, 2013

Great book and read very discriptive another great book by the guy who wrote war of the worlds


Fred Kirchner

February 21, 2013

Was an awesome book, one of the few books I have actually finished. The story pulled me in.


Brooklyn Reid

February 06, 2013

This book was awsome im in 7th grade I love it but yeah it was sad a lil butva great book


Oran Fluharty

February 01, 2013

I am only in 6th grade and I can't take my eyes off of it.It is so awesome but a tad bit sad.I want the second book now.


Micah Hummel

December 13, 2012

The movie is great. The book is even better. Hard to put down.


Rachel Kappler

October 05, 2012

Ick. Just ick. Disgusting story.


Frank Rowbottam

September 30, 2012

Thank you for an entertaining story


Hannah Smith

September 19, 2012

Very good book i give it kodos 👍


Emily Draper

September 08, 2012

Read this in one go i couldnt stop reading it was so good! Very sad at some points.


Ashley Mann

June 13, 2012

Creepy book not really scary but still a good read


David Jones

April 11, 2012



Garrett Fisher

April 05, 2012

This book scared the bejesus out of me at first, then left me thinking deeply.


E.J. Taylor

March 26, 2012

One of h.g.wells best


Lesia Oleksandra

March 08, 2012

Have to read it again, now it's totally different book for me.


Joanne Gucwa

January 24, 2012

A marvelous story, pulls you in so you feel the emotions of the narrator. Similar to Edgar Allen Poe.


Shannon Heijnemans

December 10, 2011

The plot is well written as per usual of books from this era and it just sucks you right in. The visionary of what's going on in your mind is stomach churning and yet you just can't put it down :)


Justin Beveridge

November 23, 2011

So creepy!