Ranked Among The Classic Novels Of The English Language And The Inspiration For Several Unforgettable Movies, This Early Work Of H G Wells Was Greeted In 1896 By Howls Of Protest From Reviewers, Who Found It Horrifying And Blasphemous They Wanted To Know About The Wondrous Possibilities Of Science Shown In His First Book, The Time Machine, Not Its Potential For Misuse And Terror In The Island Of Dr Moreau, A Shipwrecked Gentleman Named Edward Prendick, Stranded On A Pacific Island Lorded Over By The Notorious Dr Moreau, Confronts Dark Secrets, Strange Creatures, And A Reason To Run For His Life.While This Riveting Tale Was Intended To Be A Commentary On Evolution, Divine Creation, And The Tension Between Human Nature And Culture, Modern Readers Familiar With Genetic Engineering Will Marvel At Wells S Prediction Of The Ethical Issues Raised By Producing Smarter Human Beings Or Bringing Back Extinct Species These Levels Of Interpretation Add A Richness To Prendick S Adventures On Dr Moreau S Island Of Lost Souls Without Distracting From What Is Still A Rip Roaring Good Read.
In 1866, Herbert George H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper s apprentice as a teenager The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an usher, or student teacher Wells earned a government schol In 1866, Herbert George H.G Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper s apprentice as a teenager The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an usher, or student teacher Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine 1895 , The Island of Dr Moreau 1896 , The Invisible Man 1897 , and The War of the Worlds 1898.Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to indiscriminate love He continued to openly have extra marital liaisons, most famously with Margaret Sanger, and a ten year relationship with the author Rebecca West, who had one of his two out of wedlock children A one time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia 1905 , The Outline of History 1920 , A Short History of the World 1922 , The Shape of Things to Come 1933 , and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind 1932 One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a divine will in his book, God the Invisible King 1917 , it was a temporary aberration Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world He is best remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.He was also an outspoken socialist Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as The Fathers of Science Fiction D 1946.More
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