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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man (1897)

by H. G. Wells

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A quiet English country village is disturbed by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who keeps his face hidden and his back to everyone.
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells (sturlington)
    sturlington: Mad scientists.
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    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (DeusXMachina)
    DeusXMachina: Science and the responsibility for its results.

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The Invisible Man's name is Griffin, and he is pissed OFF.

I don't know why he is pissed off, he just is.

Griffin's anger is what ruins this book for me.

All the invisible man seems to do is going around being a monster toward everyone he meets.

For no apparent reason.

He just goes from one scenario to the next, stirring up trouble, and then being chased to the next scenario.

For no apparent reason.

This man may be invisible, but to me his motives are entirely opaque. ( )
  vernaye | May 23, 2020 |
It's a classic sci-fi, but I didn't enjoy it much. The title character is not a nice man. There are some secondary characters I sympathized with a little more, but they weren't the focus of the story. Still, I'm glad I went ahead and read it (even if I have no desire to ever read it again). ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 18, 2020 |
An original take on the idea of becoming invisible and the problems that might follow. Not as compelling a read as some of the author's other works. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Apr 26, 2020 |
This story is from so long ago, yet it remains a compelling and interesting read. The violence is rather stark and not something I care for. I enjoyed looking up words with which I was unfamiliar. ( )
  niquetteb | Apr 14, 2020 |
Very creative. A mad scientist develops superpowers, and makes himself invisible before he knows how to reverse the condition.

Full review at https://www.storybookcat.com/2020/02/review-invisible-man.html ( )
  NLAAustin | Apr 12, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wells, H. G.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foster, AlexNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gómez de la Serna, JulioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuylman, J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Loggem, Manuel vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parrinder, PatrickEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Priest, ChristopherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sawyer, AndyNotessecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schmölders, ClaudiaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strimpl, LouisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wagar, W. WarrenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westerfeld, ScottAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winternitz, AlfredTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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 as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.
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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014143998X, 014119491X, 0141389516

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