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Once a brilliant scientist, Griffin has been gradually consumed by his research. When he finally achieves his goal-becoming completely invisible-the final result is his departure from humanity. He feels no remorse in using his invisibility to gratify his increasing desires. As he gradually loses his mind, it is hard to determine if it is a result of his chemical concoction or a simple continuation of his moral decline.
At a time when science fiction was depicting what wonders the future would bring, H. G. Wells was one of the first writers to explore the dark side of science and to portray how easily mortal man can be corrupted when tempted by seemingly unlimited power. First published in 1897, The Invisible Man helped establish H. G. Wells as one of the first and best writers of science fiction. Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science fiction fans today.
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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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Book Description Tantor Media Inc, LA Vergne, Tennessee, U.S.A., 2003. Audio Book (CD). Condition: New. New. Still in shrink wrap. MP3 cd. 5 minute tracks. 6 hours 19 minutes. Seller Inventory # 004111
Book Description Tantor Media Inc, LA Vergne, Tennessee, U.S.A., 2003. Audio Book (CD). Condition: New. New. Still in shrink wrap. MP3 cd. 5 minute tracks. 6 hours 19 minutes. Seller Inventory # 004112
Book Description Tantor Audio, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1400150663