A young naturalist, Edward Prendick, is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on a lonely island deep in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. The island is dominated by the sinister Dr. Moreau, once a famous London scientist, and now deeply engaged in the creation of what he calls Beast Men. The entire island is populated by monstrous creatures of his making, half animal and half human, over which Dr. Moreau wields his frightening power. But Dr. Moreau's greatest fear is that one day the Beast Men will taste blood!rn rnrn THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU was written in the same period when H.G. Wells produced THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE TIME MACHINE, stories that have become classics. The text for this book is a facsimile reprint of the 1896 U.S. edition.