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The Island of Doctor Moreau

H. G. Wells was a famous British science-fiction author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  One of his more famous novels, published in 1896, is The Island of Doctor Moreau.  In this novel, a mad scientist operates on animals to give them human features, and likewise on humans to blend them with animals, thus turning  them all  into Beast-Men.  Repercussions arise when this doctor interferes with nature. 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Island of Doctor Moreau  (Title)
  • Wells, H. G.  (Subject)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR5772 – PR5778

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Hammond, J. R. An H. G. Wells Companion. 1979.  
    • Call Number: PR5777 .H3
  • Huntington, John.   The Logic of Fantasy: H. G. Wells and Science Fiction. 1982.
    • Call Number: PR5778 .S35 H8 1982   
  • Kemp, Peter. H. G. Wells and the Culminating Ape. 1982.
    • Call Number: PR5778 .B55 K4 1982
  • Murray, Brian.  H. G. Wells. 1990.
    • Call Number: PR5777 .M87 1990
  • Renzi, Thomas.  H. G. Wells: Six Scientific Romances Adapted For Film. 1992. 
    • Call Number: PR5778 .F55 R46 1992
  • Wells, H. G.  Four Complete Novels: The Island of Doctor Moreau. 1994b.
    • Call Number: PR5772 1994b

Reference Materials

  • Twentieth-Century  Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771 .G27
    • Vol. 6, pgs. 534-555
    • Vol. 12, pgs. 488, 506, 511-512 
    • Vol. 19, pgs. 420-450
    • Vol. 133, pgs. 224-230, 238, 257-264, 284
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. Call Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000
    • Vol. 7, pg. 3395
  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature.Call Number: REF PN41 .G36 2009
    • Vol. 4, pg. 1660 
  • Gothic Literature. –  Call Number: REF PR408 .G68  G675 2006
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 162-166

Electronic Databases  

      To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale

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