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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.

Reviews

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.

Evening Standard

The Island of Doctor Moreau is one of those books that, once read, is rarely forgotten

Margaret Atwood

A dark and sinister fable about science versus nature. Beware the House of Pain!

The Times

A grisly Darwinian heart-of-darkness fantasy

Daily Telegraph

A master writer

Guardian

The Island of Dr. Moreau takes us into an abyss of human nature. This book is a superb piece of storytelling

V. S. Pritchett

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  • Paperback

    9781784872106

    March 20, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241261828

    November 14, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781473546837

    January 5, 2017

    Vintage Digital

    160 pages

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  • The Island Of Doctor Moreau
    H.G. Wells

    EBook

    9780241261842

    August 4, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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