The Island of Dr. Moreau was a very good book. The subjects of Darwinism/Social Darwinism are apparant throughout the book. Naturalism, which was a characteristic of the time period, is also evident in the book. H. G. Well's use of Moreau as a God figure was brilliant, and Prendick's near acceptence into the Beast's society was suspenseful. I heartily recommend this book to anyone, its a good read, and not too long as well. It will definately make you think!