The Invisible Man
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

3.9 214
by H. G. Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759398720

ISBN-13: 9780759398726

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: CENGAGE Learning

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,…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759398726
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Heinle Reading Library Illustrated Classics Collection
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897)29
(Annotated text of the first New York edition)32
App. IReview of The Invisible Man in The Spectator (1897)205
App. IIReview of The Invisible Man by Arnold Bennett (1897)207
App. IIISergei Nechaev, "The Revolutionary Catechism" (1869), Section 1209
App. IVT. H. Huxley, "Science and Culture" (1880), Excerpt212
App. VThomas Carlyle, Past and Present, "The Sphinx" (1843)218
Bibliography227
Index237

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The Invisible Man 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 214 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.
Anonymous 13 hours ago
She sits alone, listening to her music. (( *casually imitates Temmie* hOI! AM NEW! :3 ))
Anonymous 13 hours ago
Walked around bored.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Walks in.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Falls off of a building and hits the concrete. "Ow"(I'm so depressed right now I wish this was rl)
Anonymous 5 days ago
The new girl walks in "Um... hey everyone. Im Saphira"
Anonymous 10 days ago
Hey
Anonymous 10 days ago
*walks in*
Anonymous 10 days 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 11 days ago
"Okay then... new place."
Anonymous 11 days ago
She looked around.
Anonymous 6 months 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
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My parents are fighting and i think thier going to split up please tell me what to do im only 10 but i know a lot of things like my parents dont love each other anymore but if my ddad leaves my mom right now she'll be living on the streets so tell me what to do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IS THIS A KIDS BOOK? PLEASE ANSWERE AS FAST AS POSSABLE ASAP!!!!!!!! IT IS A VERY SERIOUS AND SENSITIVE SITUATION!!!