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The Invisible Man (Paperback)

Author:  H. G. Wells
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812504674
ISBN-13: 9780812504675
Sku: 30174156
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  192
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The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station, and carried a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand. He was wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his soft felt hat hid every inch of his face but the skinny tip of his nose, the snow had piled itself against his shoulders and chest, and added a white crest to the burden he carried. He staggered into the coach and horses, more dead than alive as it seemed, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried, "in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!" (from the first line)
A terrifying story from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. An obscure scientist invents a way to render skin, bones, and blood invisible, and tries the formula on himself. Now he can go anywhere, menace anyone--sight unseen. He has only two problems: he cannot become visible again--and he has gone quite murderously insane. Complete and unabridged.
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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Invisible Man includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Gregory Benford.

It began with a quiet country inn--and a mysterious stranger, his features masked by gloves, dark glasses, and bandages that completely covered his head. Then came weird noises, the disembodied ravings, the phantom robberies, the haunted furniture...

The violence...The rampages...The killing.

An obscure scientist named Griffin had found a way to turn skin, flesh, blood and bones invisible--and tried the formula on himself. He could go anywhere; spy; steal; menace anyone. The Invisible Man had only two problems.

He couldn't turn visible again.

And he had gone quite murderously insane.
Author Bio
H. G. Wells
Born in Kent, England to poor parents, H. G. Wells was apprenticed to a draper at age 14. Fired, he bounced from job to job, and at age 18 he went to college and became a pupil of scientist Thomas Henry Huxley, the greatest influence on his life. After two troubled marriages, Wells began publishing his novels and grew very wealthy; his first novel, THE TIME MACHINE, was followed by approximately a book a year. He was described by his paramour Rebecca West as "practically off his head, enormously vain, irascible, and in a fantasy world." He died in 1946, one month from his 80th birthday. His influence on other authors is incalculable.

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New York Times
"This is scientific fiction, we suppose, but there is nothing in it about Mars. The hero is a very disagreeable person whose invisibility gives him unlimited opportunity for indulging his bad temper....The story is ingenious and in certain passages is genuinely dramatic; but the scientific machinery is not very delicately constructed and the imagination of the reader is decidedly overtaxed." 12/25/1897
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