Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
H.G. Wells: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Appendix A: Wells on Wells

Appendix B: Wells on Moreau and Science Fiction

  1. From Arthur H. Lawrence, “The Romance of the Scientist: An Interview with Mr. H.G. Wells” (1897)
  2. From H.G. Wells, “Preface,” The Works of H.G. Wells, Vol. 2 (1924)
  3. From H.G. Wells, “Preface,” The Scientific Romances of H.G. Wells (1933)

Appendix C: Contemporary Reviews

  1. Chalmers Mitchell, Saturday Review (11 April 1896)
  2. Letter from H.G. Wells replying to Chalmers Mitchell, Saturday Review (1 November 1896)
  3. [R.H. Hutton], Spectator (11 April 1896)
  4. Manchester Guardian (14 April 1896)
  5. The Guardian (3 June 1896)
  6. The Times (17 June 1896)
  7. The Review of Reviews (July–December 1895)

Appendix D: Evolution and Struggle I: Classical Darwinism

  1. From Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam (1850)
  2. From Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (1859, 1872)
  3. From Thomas H. Huxley, Man’s Place in Nature (1863)
  4. From Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)
  5. From Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)
  6. From H.G. Wells, Text–Book of Biology (1893)
  7. From H.G. Wells, “The Rediscovery of the Unique” (1891)
  8. From H.G. Wells, “The Mind in Animals” (1894)

Appendix E: Evolution and Struggle II: Later Huxley and Wells

  1. From Thomas H. Huxley, “The Struggle for Existence in Human Society” (February 1888)
  2. From Thomas H. Huxley, “An Apologetic Irenicon” (November 1892)
  3. From Thomas H. Huxley, “Evolution and Ethics” (1893, 1894)
  4. From H.G. Wells, “Bio–Optimism” (29 August 1895)
  5. From H.G. Wells, “Human Evolution, an Artificial Process” (October 1896)
  6. From H.G. Wells, “The Acquired Factor” (9 January 1897)
  7. From H.G. Wells, “Morals and Civilization” (February 1897)
  8. From H.G. Wells, “Human Evolution: Mr. Wells Replies” (April 1897)

Appendix F: Degeneration and Madness

  1. From Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)
  2. From H.G. Wells, “The Problem of the Birth Supply” (1903)
  3. From H.G. Wells, A Modern Utopia (1905)
  4. From Gina Lombroso–Ferrero, Criminal Man According to
    the Classification of Cesare Lombroso
    (1911)
  5. From Cesare Lombroso, Crime: Its Causes and Remedies (1899)
  6. From William James, Psychology: The Briefer Course (1892)
  7. From Jacques–Joseph Moreau, La Psychologie Morbide (1859)
  8. From Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
    (1895, 1896)
  9. From H.G. Wells, The Croquet Player (1936)

Appendix G: The Vivisection Controversy

  1. From Claude Bernard, Report on the Progress and Development of General Physiology in France (1867)
  2. From Michael Foster, Claude Bernard (1899)
  3. From Claude Bernard, An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine (1865)
  4. From George Hoggan (and R.H. Hutton), Letter, The Spectator (1875)
  5. From R.H. Hutton’s Testimony in Report of the Royal Commission on the Practice of Subjecting Live Animals to Experiments for Scientific Purposes (1876)
  6. From Dr. Emanuel Klein’s Testimony in Report of the Royal Commission on the Practice of Subjecting Live Animals to Experiments for Scientific Purposes (1876)
  7. From Frances Power Cobbe, Life of Frances Power Cobbe. By Herself (1894)
  8. From H.G. Wells, Text–Book of Biology (1893)
  9. From H.G. Wells, “Popular Feeling and the Advancement of Science. Anti–Vivisection” (1928)

Appendix H: Wells Explains: Two Essays Relating to Moreau’s Argument

  1. From H.G. Wells, “The Province of Pain” (February 1894)
  2. From H.G. Wells, “The Limits of Individual Plasticity”
    (19 January 1895)

Appendix I: “The Terrible Medusa Case”: An Historical Source for Prendick’s Shipwreck (1818)

Appendix J: Wells’s First Draft of Moreau

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Posted on October 29, 2015