Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.20

vintage-sf-badgeNo.19: The Island of Dr Moreau by H G Wells

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : The Island of Dr Moreau by H G Wells.  Published in 1896 a creepy story involving a Dr who is experimenting with – well, you’ll have to read it and find out!

First Edition cover:

First edition 1896

First Edition

1958 Ace Books:

1958 Ace

1964 Penguin – creepy!

1964 Penguin

1975 Berkeley:

1975 Berkeley

1977 Pan:

1977 Pan.jpg

1988 Signet:

1988 Signet

1994 Bantam: I like this one:

1994 Bantam

2005 Penguin: Curiouser and curiouser:

2005 Penguin.jpg


8 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.20”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The 1977 cover is not bad, but I agree with you on the 1994 one: that shadow under the tree is far more shiver-worthy than anything else!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yep, gives you the shivers – and yet makes you want to keep looking, brrr!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I LOVE the colors used in the 1994 Bantam one! Kinda like the 1988 Signet one too, because I have a fondness for painted covers.

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Bantam is a lovely cover – I think it’s my favourite, it looks kind of peaceful at first – and then you notice the dark figure and it gets all creepy!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Sharry

    The Pan cover is a nice design — it kind of reminds me of Animorphs 😛

  4. Tiera Cerridwen (@thetieracomplex)

    I have two copies of The Island of Dr.Moreau and none with these covers. I read it in my first year of college and I enjoyed it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a great story and definitely inspired a number of other stories I think.
      Lynn 😀

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