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Monomaniacs, evolutionary science and the influence of Stevenson in Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau

  This essay unravels some of the Stevensonian influences and literary allusions that Wells drew upon when conceiving The Island of Doctor Moreau. What emerges is a clear recognition of Stevenson as a major late-nineteenth-century author who played a significant role in the inauguration of some of the new literary genres that emerged during the twentieth century.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    PR English literature

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    820 English & Old English literatures

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Dryden, L. (2017). Monomaniacs, evolutionary science and the influence of Stevenson in Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau. In Hill, R. J. (Ed.). Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair: Movemnet, Memory, and ModernityRobert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair: Movemnet, Memory, and Modernity: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978-1-4724-6935-9

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Keywords

Stevenson, Wells, imperialism

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