'A theatrical extravaganza-sensational'! Lorna H.
'Wonderfully entertaining. Delicious food'! Laurie P.
'Lovely Homo Sapien fillets! Entertainment was top notch as was the banter'. Kaite A.
'Fantastic, lovely food, and lots of fun! Monty is a terrible flirt!' Garry B.
'Loved it! I love you Mongmoery'! Pippa H.
On a deceivingly beautiful island in the South Seas exists the sinister kingdom of Doctor Moreau. Shipwrecked in this seeming paradise, the unfortunate Edward Prendick stumbles upon the wild beastly creations of the sadistic doctor and enters into a bizarre and terrifying world of a doctor who plays an evil God and cruelly creates monstrosities of living creatures.
An odour that had been in the background of my consciousness hitherto, suddenly came forward into the forefront of my thoughts. It was the antiseptic odour of the dissecting-room. I heard the puma growling through the wall..."
"This silly ass of a world...? What a muddle it all is!....hustled off to this beastly island. Ten years here! What?s it all for, Prendick? Are we bubbles blown by a baby"?
"Yes. These creatures you have seen are animals carven and wrought into new shapes.... I have studied for years, gaining in knowledge as I go. I see you look horrified, and yet I am telling you nothing new".
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction." His most notable science fiction works include War of The Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Mand and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a s fundamentally Darwinian context.He was also an outspoken socialist, teacher, journalist, and artist.
Well's wrote The Island of Doctor Moreau in his words; "as an exercise in youthful blasphemy". Its was written in 1896, whilst Queen Victoria was on the throne.
The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat and who is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, who creates human-like beings from animal parts. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.