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Scholarly Editions: H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau - Annotated with an Introduction

Table of Contents

Introduction

H. G. Wells: Early Life

Wells the Reader, or the Tale of Two Broken Legs

Intellectual and Artistic Life

Early Period

Middle Period

Late Period

About The Island of Doctor Moreau

Critical Reaction and Editorial Changes

Influences

Overview of the novel

Film and Novelistic Adaptations

The Island of Doctor Moreau

INTRODUCTION

I. IN THE DINGEY OF THE "LADY VAIN."

II. THE MAN WHO WAS GOING NOWHERE.

III. THE STRANGE FACE.

IV. AT THE SCHOONER'S RAIL.

V. THE MAN WHO HAD NOWHERE TO GO.

VI. THE EVIL-LOOKING BOATMEN.

VII. THE LOCKED DOOR.

VIII. THE CRYING OF THE PUMA.

IX. THE THING IN THE FOREST.

X. THE CRYING OF THE MAN.

XI. THE HUNTING OF THE MAN.

XII. THE SAYERS OF THE LAW.

XIII. A PARLEY.

XIV. DOCTOR MOREAU EXPLAINS.

XV. CONCERNING THE BEAST FOLK.

XVI. HOW THE BEAST FOLK TASTE BLOOD.

XVII. A CATASTROPHE.

XVIII. THE FINDING OF MOREAU.

XIX. MONTGOMERY'S "BANK HOLIDAY."

XX. ALONE WITH THE BEAST FOLK.

XXI. THE REVERSION OF THE BEAST FOLK.

XXII. THE MAN ALONE.

Appendices

Appendix 1 - Preface to Seven Famous Novels 1934

Appendix 2 - The Limits of Individual Plasticity

Appendix 3 - The Province of Pain

Appendix 4 - Scepticism of the Instrument

Appendix 5 - Human Evolution, an Artificial Process

Appendix 6 - Excerpt from The Croquet Player (1936)

Appendix 7 - Comparative Theology

Appendix 8 - Bio-Optimism

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