THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
WELLS, HERBERT GEORGE
EAN / Ref: 9788490019696
Año de edición: 2020
Editado en: LUGAR ED: VALLADOLID
Encuadernacion: Rústica bolsillo
11,5x18 Cm.; 186 P.
Materias: Clásicos Universales, Inglés
«When I lived in London the horror was well-nigh insupportable. I could not get away from men: their voices came through windows; locked doors were flimsy safeguards. I would go out into the streets to fight with my delusion, and prowling women would mew after me; furtive, craving men glance jealously at me; weary, pale workers go coughing by me with tired eyes and eager paces, like wounded deer dripping blood; old people, bent and dull, pass murmuring to themselves; and, all unheeding, a ragged tail of gibing children...»
The only island known to exist in the region in which my uncle was picked up is Noble’s Isle, small volcanic islet and uninhabited.
It was visited in 1891 by H. M. S. Scorpion. A party of sailors then landed, but found nothing living thereon except certain curious white moths, some hogs and rabbits, and some rather peculiar rats. So that this narrative is without confirmation in its most essential particular. With that understood, there seems no harm in putting this strange story before the public in accordance, as I believe, with my uncle’s intentions. There is at least this much in its behalf: my uncle passed out of human knowledge about latitude 5 degrees S. and longitude 105 degrees E., and reappeared in the same part of the ocean after a space of eleven months.