The Island of Doctor Moreau (Google eBook)

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Arc Manor LLC, 2008 - Fiction - 152 pages
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The classic tale by H.G. Wells. Also contains a bonus selection (excerpt) as well as an absolutely free download offer of the complete text of "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells. Visit www.PhoenixPick.com for more great science fiction by this and other great authors and for downloads of books and excerpts.
  

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Wells prose is great for a late 19th century writer. - Goodreads
The writing is somewhat stilted. - Goodreads
Great book, brilliant premise. - Goodreads
The ending was inevitable and anticlimactic. - Goodreads
Very interesting book with a very unique plot. - Goodreads
Good imagery, grand concept. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Eleanor Roth - Goodreads

I am never disappointed with HG Wells! The Island of Dr. Moreau is another of his short science fiction novels that is never at a dull moment, which is something I love about his writing. Similar to ... Read full review

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H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a writer, and he began to produce a steady stream of science-fiction tales, short stories, realistic novels, and books of sociology, history, science, and biography, producing one or more books a year. Much of Wells's work is forward-looking, peering into the future of prophesy social and scientific developments, sometimes with amazing accuracy. Along with French writer Jules Verne, Wells is credited with popularizing science fiction, and such novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds (1898) are still widely read. Many of Wells's stories are based on his own experiences. The History of Mr. Polly (1910) draws on the life of Wells's father. Kipps (1905) uses Wells's experience as an apprentice, and Love and Mr. Lewisham (1900) draws on Wells's experiences as a school teacher. Wells also wrote stories showing how the world could be a better place. One such story is A Modern Utopia (1905). As a writer, Wells's range was exceptionally wide and his imagination extremely fertile. While time may have caught up with him (many of the things he predicted have already come to pass), he remains an interesting writer because of his ability to tell a lively tale.

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