The Invisible Man (Paperback)

Author: Wells, H. G.

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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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Publisher Tor Books
Mfg Part# 9780812504675
SKU 30174156
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812504674
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 6.5H x 4.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
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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"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."
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Annotation After learning how to make himself invisible by scientifically making the body transparent, Griffin burns his room, takes to the countryside and proceeds to try and terrorize and overpower people. But he is not as terrifying as he thought, and his visions of dominance soon crumble. He unsuccessfully attempts to reverse the invisibility, and then the townspeople erupt against him. Griffin tries to strike back, but the odds are against him; a hobo has stolen his notes and his old friend Dr. Kemp--perceiving that Griffin does not wish to use his discovery for the purposes of good--has laid a trap with the police.
Editors Note 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.
First Line 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!"
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0192
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