The Island of Dr. Moreau
by H. G. Wells
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Ever heard anyone use the word Victorian to describe something? Generally, it means prudish and conventional, and—believe us—The Island of Dr. Moreau is a very Victorian novel in terms of the sexy sex.
The novel is about three bachelors who live on an island alone and deal with the monstrous experiments of one said bachelor. If it were written today, Dr. Moreau would be set during spring break, and the monsters would break loose right after some R-rated antics from the co-eds. Since this is a Victorian novel, there isn't a co-ed in sight. When the gentlemen aren't running for their lives, they lounge about discussing science or the London social scene whilst sipping brandy.