The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. Griffin-The Invisible Man-a scientist who theorized that a person's refractive index if changed to exactly that of air and the body doesn't absorb or reflect light, then you become invisible. Initially, Griffin is successful and he becomes invisible however, the next time around he cannot become invisible,

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. Griffin-The Invisible Man-a scientist who theorized that a person's refractive index if changed to exactly that of air and the body doesn't absorb or reflect light, then you become invisible. Initially, Griffin is successful and he becomes invisible however, the next time around he cannot become invisible, ultimately becomes mentally unstable as a result.

I The strange Man's Arrival
II Mr. Teddy Henfrey's first Impressions
III The thousand and one Bottles
IV Mr. Cuss interviews the Stranger
V The Burglary at the Vicarage
VI The Furniture that went mad
VII The Unveiling of the Stranger
VIII In Transit
IX Mr. Thomas Marvel
X Mr. Marvel's Visit to Iping
XI In the "Coach and Horses"
XII The invisible Man loses his Temper
XIII Mr. Marvel discusses his Resignation
XIV At Port Stowe
XV The Man who was running
XVI In the "Jolly Cricketers"
XVII Dr. Kemp's Visitor
XVIII The invisible Man sleeps
XIX Certain first Principles
XX At the House in Great Portland Street
XXI In Oxford Street
XXII In the Emporium
XXIII In Drury Lane
XXIV The Plan that failed
XXV The Hunting of the invisible Man
XXVI The Wicksteed Murder
XXVII The Siege of Kemp's House
XXVIII The Hunter hunted
The Epilogue




CHAPTER I

THE STRANGE MAN'S ARRIVAL


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 from Bramblehurst railway station, and carrying 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 shiny 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, and flung his portmanteau down. "A fire," he cried,
"in the name of human charity! A room and a fire!" He stamped and
shook the snow from off himself in the bar, and followed Mrs. Hall
into her guest parlour to strike his bargain. And with that much
introduction, that and a couple of sovereigns flung upon the table,
he took up his quarters in the inn.

Mrs. Hall lit the fire and left him there while she went to prepare
him a meal with her own hands. A guest to stop at Iping in the
wintertime was an unheard-of piece of luck, let alone a guest who
was no "haggler," and she was resolved to show herself worthy of her
good fortune. As soon as the bacon was well under way, and Millie,
her lymphatic aid, had been brisked up a bit by a few deftly chosen
expressions of contempt, she carried the cloth, plates, and glasses
into the parlour and began to lay them with the utmost _eclat_.
Although the fire was burning up briskly, she was surprised to see
that her visitor still wore his hat and coat, standing with his back
to her and staring out of the window at the falling snow in the yard.
His gloved hands were clasped behind him, and he seemed to be lost
in thought. She noticed that the melting snow that still sprinkled
his shoulders dripped upon her carpet. "Can I take your hat and coat,
sir?" she said, "and give them a good dry in the kitchen?"

"No," he said without turning.

She was not sure she had heard him, and was about to repeat her
question.

He turned his head and looked at her over his shoulder. "I prefer to
keep them on," he said with emphasis, and she noticed that he wore
big blue spectacles with sidelights, and had a bush side-whisker
over his coat-collar that completely hid his cheeks and face.

"Very well, sir," she said. "_As_ you like. In a bit the room will
be warmer."

He made no answer, and had turned his face away from her again, and
Mrs. Hall, feeling that her conversational advances were ill-timed,
laid the rest of the table things in a quick staccato and whisked
out of the room. When she returned he was still standing there, like
a man of stone, his back hunched, his collar turned up, his dripping
hat-brim turned down, hiding his face and ears completely. She put
down the eggs and bacon with considerable emphasis, and called
rather than said to him, "Your lunch is served, sir."

"Thank you," he said at the same time, and did not stir until she
was closing the door. Then he swung round and approached the table
with a certain eager quickness.

As she went behind the bar to the kitchen she heard a sound repeated
at regular intervals. Chirk, chirk, chirk, it went,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012115102
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
01/19/2011
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The Invisible Man 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 218 reviews.
Mr_Porter More than 1 year ago
This is a man who wants to learn how to turn things invisible.He turns himself invisible,he has been living thi way forever.He is robbing to live his life.Some one is betraying him and telling what he does. What will happen to the invisible man!I recomend this book because it's mysterious and it's addicting!!!!!!!
Aryn Kodet More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written and kept me intrested the whole way through. I had read alot of reviews saying how boring it is but it is my personal opinion that this book is very much the opposite of boring. Definetly a great read. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book in 3rd grade. But another really good book by H.G.Wells is The War of the Worlds. Try that one out. Its great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book seemed to have that classic touch to it. It was one of those brilliant tales of a gifted scientist going mad over his experiments. My favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing with so many twists and plots. Hard to believe 'twas written in 1897. I give it 5 stars and more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good for teens and fun to read some bigh words but a good book buy it!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The concept of invisibility has been the source of much theory and conjecture. If there was a way to bend light or to have a garment (or skin, as in the case of the Invisible Man), be able to reflect all colors of the visible spectrum, it could be used for good or evil. The story deals with the ramification of unique power and the use of that power. In the case of the Invisible Man, the main character is both brilliant and tragic. You find yourself asking what kind of path you would follow had you been in the Invisible Man's place. This was the first of many classic stories by H.G. Wells, and it is worth the read. I did find it a bit shorter than I would have liked, but Wells was never one to waste words. I still liked it, but not as much as his other works.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
So sad. :( Everyone left except us two.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Awwwwwsw sad!!!!!!!! :'(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i join?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"..." *sits alone, quietly*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She steps in and looked around the camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*casually walks in talking to a young ghost* You see that's why I believe that everyone is a hypocrite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were do you go if you can shape shift and blend in with shadows from august
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sits alone, listening to her music. (( *casually imitates Temmie* hOI! AM NEW! :3 ))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walked around bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's up with all these sentences going ino stories? I don't really get it. Is it possible to completely delete a nook book? I know ho to put books into my archieve but I'm not sure how to erase it completly...please answer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Okay then... new place."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looked around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply put, this is a book that begs to be read in one sitting. The father (or one of them) of Science Fiction does not disappoint with this story. Well written and engaging. This work will undoubtedly challenge those used to words being applied in modern ways -- such as using the word "ejaculate" in the sense of sudden shouting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree! Absolutely amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deserves its place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good; not too wordy but fun & suspenseful. Highly recommend