9780141439983

The Invisible Man (Penguin Classics)

Wells, H.G.

ISBN 10: 014143998X / 0-14-143998-X
ISBN 13: 9780141439983
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses, and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin—the new guest at the Coach and Horses—is at first assumed to be a shy accident victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling: he has developed a process that has made him invisible and is locked in a struggle to discover the antidote. Forced from the village and driven to murder, he seeks the aid of an old friend, Kemp. The horror of his fate has affected his mind, however, and when Kemp refuses to help, he resolves to wreak his revenge.

  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, suggestions for further reading, and detailed notes

Review:
This work is part of "The Annotated H.G. Wells" series from McFarland.

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A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and the power he unleashes cause him to spiral into intrigue, madness, and murder. The inspiration for countless imitations and film adaptations, The Invisible Man is as remarkable and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago. As Arthur C. Clarke points out in his Introduction, "The interest of the story . . . lies not in its scientific concepts, but in the brilliantly worked out development of the theme of invisibility. If one could be invisible, then what?"

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