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Griffin is a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.
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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 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1453796584
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 152 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.35 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1453796584
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111453796584