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The Island of Doctor Moreau

H. G. Wells

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Island of Dr. Moreau follows a shipwreck survivor to an island on which animals are being transformed into human-like creatures, both physically and socially, by the cold and calculating Dr. Moreau. When it was first published in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau shocked and horrified most of its audience as well as reviewers. H. G. Wells effectively employs disturbing elements to explore both the implications of evolutionary theory and to satirize modern society's religious institutions and its pride in its "civilization"-all through a story filled with suspense and adventure. As with the other early "scientific romances" that initiated Wells's literary career, The Island of Dr. Moreau successfully integrates serious ideas into a story driven not only by fast-paced action but also by the author's gift for placing the fantastic parts of the story in the realistically depicted world of his audience. Thus, Wells offered the growing field of science fiction an important model as well as one of its most highly regarded examples.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Kent

Length:

4h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:44