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 novella by H.G. Wells published in 1897. Originally serialised 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 absorbs and

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H.G. Wells published in 1897. Originally serialised 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 absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure. Instead, his plight becomes known. When he attempts to enlist the aid of former acquaintance, he is betrayed. So Griffin decides to murder his betrayer and begin a "Reign of Terror".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013977006
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
02/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
130 KB

Meet the Author

Author of such classics as The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds.

Brief Biography

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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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 5 months ago
So sad. :( Everyone left except us two.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Awwwwwsw sad!!!!!!!! :'(
Anonymous 10 months ago
May i join?
Anonymous 10 months ago
"..." *sits alone, quietly*
Anonymous 11 months ago
She steps in and looked around the camp
Anonymous 11 months ago
*casually walks in talking to a young ghost* You see that's why I believe that everyone is a hypocrite.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Were do you go if you can shape shift and blend in with shadows from august
Anonymous 11 months ago
She sits alone, listening to her music. (( *casually imitates Temmie* hOI! AM NEW! :3 ))
Anonymous 11 months ago
Walked around bored.
Anonymous 11 months 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