SCIENCE FICTION, THE LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC & MORE
H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau. 1896.
H. G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann, 1896. Stirrup bookplate of Larry McMurtry.
Rescued after a shipwreck in the south seas, Edward Prendick is brought to the remote island where Doctor Moreau has re-engineered animals into humans through vivisection and the implacable teachings of the Law:
“Not to go on all-Fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”
A profoundly shocking contemplation of what it means to be human.