The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) belongs to the classics of early science fiction. It tells the story of Edward Prendick, a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat and left on the island home of Doctor Moreau — a real monster who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.
Moreau's highly controversial methods and ambitions conflict with the religious, moral and scientific norms of his day and Wells later called The Island of Doctor Moreita a youthful exercise in blasphemy. Today his vivid depletions of the Beast People still strike modern readers with an uncanny glimpse of the animal in the human, while the behaviour of humans leave us wondering who is the most monstrous after all. This volume unites four of Wells' liveliest and most engaging tales of the strange evolution and behaviour of animals - including human beings. The Island of Doctor Moreau is followed by three fantastic yet chillingly plausible short stories of human-animal encounters. The Empire of the Ants is a darkly humorous account of intelligent Amazonian ants threatening to displace humans as 'the lords of the future and masters of the earth*. In The Sea Raiders, the south coast of England is terrorized by an unwelcome visit from deep-sea predator Ilaploteuthis ferox. while sEpyomis Ishaul provides a marooned egg collector with an unusual companion.
“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.
The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) belongs to the classics of early science fiction. It tells the story of Edward Prendick a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat and left on the island home of Doctor Moreau - a real monster who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.
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.
Серия книг Зарубежная классика - читай в оригинале - это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков. Неадаптированное издание на английском языке.
This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H.G.Wells. "That black figure, with its eyes of fire, struck down through all my adult thoughts and feelings, and for a moment the forgotten horrors of childhood came back to my mind". Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo - a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. Here, he meets Montgomery's master, the sinister Dr. Moreau - a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments - with truly horrific results. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
Герберт Уэллс - знаменитый английский писатель рубежа XIX-XX века, яркий представитель критического реализма, автор блестящих научно-фантастических романов и повестей. Остров доктора Моро - это одно из самых захватывающих произведений Герберта Уэллса, который держит читателя в напряжении до последней страницы. Нельзя играть в Бога, а желание посмотреть за грань реального может привести к очень печальным последствиям… Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
H. G. Wells is often referred to as 'the father of science fiction' and this compendium of his stories contains two of his most well-known works in the genre, The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1897). In addition, the reader is treated to some stories of truly extraordinary dimensions: The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), When the Sleeper Wakes (1899), The First Men in the Moon (1901) and The Food of the Gods and How it came to Earth (1904). But Wells's phenomenal imagination ranged far and wide and thus we have included here two works of comic social realism, Kipps (1905) and The History of Mr. Polly (1910), stories that resound with Edwardian dreams, frustrations and triumphs. Wells is such a brilliant storyteller that well over a century after their publication, all of these texts are as fresh and compelling to us today as they would have been when his initial readers first turned their pages, often in astonishment and frequently in amusement. This is certainly a collection of the very best of H.G. Wells and we encourage you to devour them, and above all to enjoy the mercurial talent of this most original and precocious writer.
Герберт Уэллс - знаменитый английский писатель рубежа XIX-XX века, яркий представитель критического реализма, автор блестящих научно-фантастических романов и повестей."В дни кометы" - это остросюжетный приключенческий роман, в котором разворачивается масштабная трагичная картина накануне Первой Мировой воны. Однако помимо надвигающейся беды, на мир опускается темнота, и наступает Большая Перемена...Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's"Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H.G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont
Герберт Уэллс - знаменитый английский писатель рубежа XIX-XX века, яркий представитель критического реализма, автор блестящих научно-фантастических романов и повестей. "Колёса Фортуны" - одно из самых известных произведений Уэллса, в котором обычный велосипед становится орудием судьбы главного героя. Домчит ли он до своей второй половинки? Или втянет в опасное преступление? А, может быть, изменит личность владельца, его взгляды и цели?Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!