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The island of Doctor Moreau

H.G. Wells (author), Patrick Parrinder (editor), Margaret Atwood (author of introduction)
Title
The island of Doctor Moreau / H.G. Wells ; ed. by Patrick Parrinder ; with an introd. by Margaret Atwood
Author
H.G. Wells
Editor
Patrick Parrinder
Author of introduction
Margaret Atwood
Language
English
Publisher
London: Penguin, [2008?] | Other editions
XXXIV, 139 p.
ISBN
9780141441023 (paperback)

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About H.G. Wells

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is sometimes called the "father of science fiction."

During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakesp…Read more on Wikipedia

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