The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells

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Overview

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.
While its predecessors, The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, were written using first-person narrators, Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view in The Invisible Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838577544
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2020
Series: Arcturus Silhouette Classics Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 176,577
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.09(h) x (d)

About the Author

Herbert George Wells was a prolific writer born in Kent in 1866. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature no fewer than four times. He was passionate about politics as well as literature and his output included several nonfiction pieces to go with his array of short stories and novels.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Normal School of Science, London, England

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter I The Strange Man's Arrival 9

Chapter II Mr Teddy Henfrey's First Impressions 17

Chapter III The Thousand and One Bottles 24

Chapter IV Mr Cuss Interviews the Stranger 31

Chapter V The Burglary at the Vicarage 39

Chapter VI The Furniture That Went Mad 43

Chapter VII The Unveiling of the Stranger 49

Chapter VIII In Transit 60

Chapter IX Mr Thomas Marvel 61

Chapter X Mr Marvel's Visit to Iping 69

Chapter XI In the Coach and Horses 73

Chapter XII The Invisible Man Loses His Temper 78

Chapter XIII Mr Marvel Discusses His Resignation 85

Chapter XIV At Port Stowe 89

Chapter XV The Man Who Was Running 97

Chapter XVI In the Jolly Cricketers 100

Chapter XVII Doctor Kemp's Visitor 106

Chapter XVIII The Invisible Man Sleeps 117

Chapter XIX Certain First Principles 123

Chapter XX At the House in Great Portland Street 130

Chapter XXI In Oxford Street 143

Chapter XXII In the Emporium 150

Chapter XXIII In Drury Lane 158

Chapter XXIV The Plan that Failed 170

Chapter XXV The Hunting of the Invisible Man 176

Chapter XXVI The Wicksteed Murder 179

Chapter XXVII The Siege of Kemp's House 185

Chapter XXVIII The Hunter Hunted 197

The Epilogue 205

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"Masterfully portrayed by Scott Brick—-each of his characterizations is an actorly tour de force—-The Invisible Man fascinates and mesmerizes, until it's gone." —-AudioFile

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