I headed straight for The Island of Doctor Moreau. I first read this as an eleven-year-old and found it terrifying. Many years later I have re-read it and it’s still disturbing. This is so unlike Wells’ usual science fiction. It is not just horrifying, it is intensely thought-provoking in ways that I’m sure passed me by as a youngster. Now I’m moving on to another Wells classic, The Time Machine.
Although the Delphi website says that this collection is available from Amazon, I couldn’t find it, so I bought it directly from the publisher.