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H. G. Wells

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Author: J. D. Beresford
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,399 / 62 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 3,259
Added to site: 2005.03.14
mnybks.net#: 10007
Genres: Biography, Criticism
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onstant recital of "the Law"; left to themselves they gradually reverted to the habits and manners of the individual beasts out of which they had been carved. We may infer that some subtle organic chemistry worked its determination upon their uncontrolled wills, but Mr Wells offers no explanation, psychic, chemical or biological, and I do not think that he intended any particular fable beyond the evident one that, physically, one species is as like to the next as makes no matter. What Moreau did well another man might have done better. It is a good story, and the adventures of the marooned Prendick, alone, are sufficient justification for the original conception. (I feel bound to note, however, the absurd comments of some early reviewers who seemed to imagine that the story was a defence of vivisection.)

The next romance (1897) seeks to answer the question: "What could a man do if he were invisible?" Various attempts to answer that question had been made by other writers, but none of them had come to i

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