The Island Of Dr. Moreau By H. G. Wells

The Island Of Dr. Moreau By H. G. Wells

Synopsis

One of the first instances of science fiction, Wells classic tale published in 1986 examines various controversial philosophical issues active at the time of its publication, most notable being the implications of vivisection and degeneration. Narrated by its everyman protagonist Edward Prendick, the novel follows the events of his stay at a mysterious island, home to ghastly secrets, horrors, and incomprehensible experiences. Furthermore, the novel features innovative themes which have become iconic in the modern science fiction genre, including moral and ethical responsibility, evolution, and mans interference with the course of nature. The novel begins when Edward Prendick, an educated gentleman is shipwrecked in the middle of nowhere, and is taken aboard a passing ship where he is revived by a man later introduced as Montgomery. The man explains to Prendick that he is headed to a private island where he works, along with the animals on the ship. While on board, Prendick also meets a gruesome brute by the name of Mling, whom he believes to be Montgomerys manservant. When Montgomery reaches his destination he initially refuses to accommodate Prendick after the captain demands he leave the ship, but later takes pity on his bleak circumstance and agrees to put him up. The protagonist is subsequently introduced to the cold and intense Dr. Moreau, whom Prendick recognizes as a former distinguished physiologist in London, whose horrific experiments in vivisection had been publicly exposed. Prendick is housed in an outer room of the enclosed compound, and is cautiously locked out of the inner part. Conquered by curiosity, he decides to explore the jungle where he comes face to face with a startling figure that marks the beginning of his task to unearth the shocking truth behind the segregated island and its beastly population.The Island of Dr. Moreau brilliantly intrigues readers with its generous serving of ingenuity, abominable imagery and chilling hypothesis of the possible dangers of scientific progression. A literary classic, the novel imposes many ethical questions still relevant to modern society, and certain to provoke reaction.

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Episodes

  • 00 – Introduction
    00 – Introduction
    Duration: 02min | 25/10/2017

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  • 01 – In the Dingey of the Lady Vain
    01 – In the Dingey of the Lady Vain
    Duration: 05min | 24/10/2017

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  • 02 – The Man who was Going Nowhere
    02 – The Man who was Going Nowhere
    Duration: 07min | 23/10/2017

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  • 03 – The Strange Face
    03 – The Strange Face
    Duration: 10min | 22/10/2017

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  • 04 – At the Schooner’s Rail
    04 – At the Schooner’s Rail
    Duration: 06min | 21/10/2017

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  • 05 – The Man Who Had Nowhere To Go
    05 – The Man Who Had Nowhere To Go
    Duration: 07min | 20/10/2017

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  • 06 – The Evil-Looking Boatmen
    06 – The Evil-Looking Boatmen
    Duration: 09min | 19/10/2017

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  • 07 – The Locked Door
    07 – The Locked Door
    Duration: 09min | 18/10/2017

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  • 08 – The Crying of the Puma
    08 – The Crying of the Puma
    Duration: 06min | 17/10/2017

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  • 09 – The Thing in the Forest
    09 – The Thing in the Forest
    Duration: 22min | 16/10/2017

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  • 10 – The Crying of the Man
    10 – The Crying of the Man
    Duration: 08min | 15/10/2017

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  • 11 – The Hunting of the Man
    11 – The Hunting of the Man
    Duration: 12min | 14/10/2017

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  • 12 – The Sayers of the Law
    12 – The Sayers of the Law
    Duration: 17min | 13/10/2017

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  • 13 – The Parley
    13 – The Parley
    Duration: 11min | 12/10/2017

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  • 14 – Doctor Moreau Explains
    14 – Doctor Moreau Explains
    Duration: 28min | 11/10/2017

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  • 15 – Concerning the Beast Folk
    15 – Concerning the Beast Folk
    Duration: 10min | 10/10/2017

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  • 16 – How the Beast Folk Taste Blood
    16 – How the Beast Folk Taste Blood
    Duration: 26min | 09/10/2017

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  • 17 – A Catastrophe
    17 – A Catastrophe
    Duration: 13min | 08/10/2017

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  • 18 – The Finding of Moreau
    18 – The Finding of Moreau
    Duration: 07min | 07/10/2017

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  • 19 – Montgomery’s Bank Holiday
    19 – Montgomery’s Bank Holiday
    Duration: 14min | 06/10/2017

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  • 20 – Alone with the Beast Folk
    20 – Alone with the Beast Folk
    Duration: 09min | 05/10/2017

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  • 21 – The Reversion of the Beast Folk
    21 – The Reversion of the Beast Folk
    Duration: 21min | 04/10/2017

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  • 22 – The Man Alone
    22 – The Man Alone
    Duration: 09min | 03/10/2017

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