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A man in the 1890s falls asleep for two hundred and three years. When he awakes, he learns that his investments have accumulated to make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. The new London has completely transformed into a place that horrifies him and that it is his name that is used to maintain an oppressive hierarchical society where a large proportion of people are uneducated and impoverished. He is the man with the power to change things.......
Unchecked scientific research can be a dangerous thing as Edward Prendick discovers after he is rescued at sea and taken to an island where the brilliant but controversial scientist, Dr.Moreau, has fled in order to continue his scientific experiments involving animal vivisection. Savage beasts, Man-Creatures, feral depravity, the Law according to Moreau - how will Prendick survive the island of Dr.Moreau?
Richard Remington appears to have it all - a successful career as author and politician, social approval and a wonderful marriage. But looks can be deceiving, especially after he meets Isabel Rivers. Will he be able to resist the temptation ...
Clever advertising and marketing turns Tono-Bungay from an ineffective tonic into a miraculous one with powerful placebo effects and even greater profits. H.G. Wells exposes medical charlatans for what they are in Tono-Bungay. A story of relevance when it was first published in 1909 and very much still relevant today.
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