The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Critical Text of the 1896 London First Edition, with an Introduction and Appendices (Annotated H.G. Wells #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Annotated H.G. Wells series.

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H.G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote some of the great classics of speculative fiction in English, including The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), which might be said to be about unholy genetics. The work's biological and sociopolitical ideas are still current (such were the range and depth of Wells' ideas). Wells continued to work on Doctor Moreau for nearly thirty years after its initial publication in London (the New York first edition added a subtitle A Possibility), finally letting go of the work after the publication of the Atlantic Edition in 1924. Annotated by the premier Wellsian scholar, this is an exhaustive critical edition, examining the historical, medical, philosophical and literary contexts of the story.

About the Author


The late Leon Stover, professor emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was the first to bring science fiction to the college curriculum and was the author of numerous landmarks of intellectual history. He lived in Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786468706
ISBN-10: 078646870X
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 301
Language: English
Series: Annotated H.G. Wells