[Textbooks] The Island of Doctor Moreau (Collins Classics)Author H G Wells – Albawater.co

This is a tremendous book I got this having fond memories of reading Wells The Time Machine and also watching the parody of this story in a Treehouse of Horror episode from The Simpsons The Island of Dr Hibbert The book is really good and tells a great albeit very disturbing story Whether you re interested in good literature, interesting storytelling, horror, sci fi, or ethics particularly medical and scientific ethics , this book is worth the read If I was supreme dictator of the world, I would make this required reading for anyone studying medicine or science At base The Island of Dr Moreau is a compelling science fiction story, but there are also some interesting messages that can be interpreted from this iconic piece of literature. Wonderful. Good I was pleasantly surprised by this novel I knew the premise of the story and had seen the terrible movie adaptations, but I d never read the work by H.G Wells himself This was a perfect example of the axiom that the book is always better than the movie The novel is well written, fast paced, and truly intriguing, if not downright disturbing Sure, it s dated how could it not be it was written in 1897 However, nothing central to the story is noticeable as being out of date, and the time frame in which the story takes place is an element that only adds to the atmosphere while reading It feels like a period piece to some degree.The characters, their ambitions, the protagonist s war against insanity and his fight for self preservation, the doctors moral compromises and failures these and other ugly components of the human condition are on display here, and it s riveting.Presently I m reading the earliest publishing of Shelley s Frankenstein, then onto to other works by H.G Wells I guess there s a reason these titles are considered classics, no I am making my way through the classics Of course there are many by H.G Wells on the list and I am glad for that The Island of Doctor Moreau is bone crunching goodness What an imagination I had seen an old movie based on this book so my expectations were high I was not disappointed A few scenes were slow or vague and that is the only reason I gave it a four and not a five star rating.This Kindle version is nice and I didn t notice any significant errors or issues I may have been too engrossed into the story to take note For those of you wondering about the reading level, the Lexile score is 990L You can read about Lexile measurements on their website As a comparison, book one of Harry Potter is 880L, Hunger Games is 810L, and Lightning Thief is 740L Some of the scenes in The Island of Doctor Moreau are a bit icky and suspenseful Use your best judgment when selecting this for younger kids It may be suitable for 12 and up Just my opinion.Enjoy HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best loved, essential classics That these man like creatures were in truth only bestial monsters, mere grotesque travesties of men, filled me with a vague uncertainty of their possibilities far worse than any definite fear Edward Prendick, the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the South Pacific, is set ashore on an island where he meets the mysterious Doctor Moreau Horrified by the discovery that Moreau is performing vivisection on animals to form monstrous human hybrids, Prendick flees into the jungle But he soon realises that the island is populated with Moreau s terrible creations, and not all are divested of their savage habits.H G Wells pioneered ideas of society, science and progress in his works, which are now considered modern classics Written in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau is an imaginative exploration of the nature of cruelty and what it means to be human.