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Making Humans Frankenstein and the Island of Dr. Moreau

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ISBN-10: 0618084894

ISBN-13: 9780618084890

Edition: 2003

Authors: Judith Wilt, H. G. Wells, Alan AA Richardson, Alan Richardson

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In pairing these two famous gothic science fiction novels for the first time, this volume provides a rare opportunity to explore numerous topics common to both texts, such as the nature of the human and the limits and promises of the proliferating natural sciences in the 19th century. Additional works include writings by other 19th-century authors (including Darwin, Huxley, and Tennyson) and modern critics.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, England, the son of an unsuccessful merchant. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a dry-goods merchant, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology under the British biologist and educator, Thomas Henry Huxley. After graduating, Wells took several different teaching positions and began writing for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. Wells's first major novel, The Time Machine (1895), launched his career as a…    

About This Series
A Note on the Texts
Frankenstein and The Island of Doctor
The Modern Prometheus(1818)
The Island of Doctor Moreau(1896)
Contexts: Science and Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Author's Introduction to the Standard Novels Edition (1831)
From The Botanic Garden
Containing the Loves of the Plants: A Poem(1789)
From Zoonomia(1794-6)
From The Temple of Nature,Canto II (1803)
From In Memoriam(1850)
From The Descent of Man(1874)
From "Evolution and Ethics" (1893)
Contemporary Views Marilyn Butler, "Frankenstein and Radical Science" (1993)
From Literate Species(2000)
From The Old Brown Dog(1985)
From Deforming Island Races(1998)
Chronology Works Cited