A man is discovered adrift in the wreckage of a boat, babbling of horrors scarcely imaginable...this is his story.
They say that terror is a disease...
A shipwrecked man finds himself, after various twists of Fate, on a lonely tropical island. From a locked enclosure the cries of animals in pain can be heard, and there is a stink of chemicals in the air. Bestial faces stare out of the forests and grotesque, misshaped creatures move in the gloom. In this island paradise, the horrific experiments of the infamous Doctor Moreau will reach their inevitable conclusion.
“A lurid Darwinian nightmare...pushes unnervingly at the boundaries of what it is to be human and still reads as freshly as when it was first published.”
“The Island of Doctor Moreau is one of those books that, once read, is rarely forgotten”
“A dark and sinister fable about science versus nature. Beware the House of Pain!”
“A grisly Darwinian heart-of-darkness fantasy”
“A master writer”
“The Island of Dr. Moreau takes us into an abyss of human nature. This book is a superb piece of storytelling”
V. S. Pritchett