Tequila Mockingbird Book Club

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

Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin’s theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote tropical island, with hideous, humanlike results. Edward Prendick, an English-man whose misfortunes bring him to the island, is witness to the Beast Folk’s strange civilization and their eventual terrifying regression. While gene-splicing and bioengineering are common practices today, readers are still astounded at Wells’s haunting vision and the ethical questions he raised a century before our time.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Savannah, GA 31401
The Island of Dr. Moreau (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By H. G. Wells, Peter Straub (Foreword by)
$8.95
ISBN: 9780375760969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - May 14th, 2002