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The Invisible Man (original 1897; edition 2002)

by H.G. Wells (Author), Arthur C. Clarke (Introduction)

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Title:The Invisible Man
Authors:H.G. Wells (Author)
Other authors:Arthur C. Clarke (Introduction)
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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells (1897)

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This was OK. But it felt insubstantial. How did he get to this point and why was he so power mad? ( )
  infjsarah | Sep 20, 2014 |
I would probably give this book a 3.5 but since that isn't possible, I rounded up. I enjoyed this book and thought it to have many thought invoking ideas. The creativity and thought put into what it would be like to become invisible is great and it really made me think. I may have given this a higher rating if I had read it back in the day when it came out. Knowing the story over the years without having read the book has ruined it a little for me. As always though I love H.G. Wells writing and amazing originality for his time. ( )
  yougotamber | Aug 22, 2014 |
Excellent story with lots of suspense and a slowly building plot. Could be a bit of a dry read at times, but overall very good. ( )
  AliceAnna | Aug 13, 2014 |
This book has all of the characteristics of good science fiction: science is simultaneously man's great power and his outdoing. ( )
  KRaySaulis | Aug 13, 2014 |
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H. G. Wellsprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kuylman, J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Loggem, Manuel vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parrinder, PatrickEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Priest, ChristopherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sawyer, AndyNotessecondary 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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On a cold day in February, a stranger arrives in the village of Iping. He wears gloves and dark glasses, even inside, and his face is covered in bandages. Soon crimes occur that cannot be explained, and the townspeople realize the unthinkable truth: the strange man is invisible--and he is slowly going mad. The Invisible Man is a dangerous enemy who must be stopped. But if no one can see him, how can he be caught?
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Wells was well, what wells
was was wells-nuts-was wells
welcomed when well wells?
(SomeGuyInVirginia)

Drugs can be harmful.
Voice from the mouth of a well.
Insert meaning here.
(SomeGuyInVirginia)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451528522, Mass Market Paperback)

This masterpiece of science fiction is the fascinating story of Griffin, a scientist who creates a serum to render himself invisible, and his descent into madness that follows.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:02:29 -0400)

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The tale of a scientist who discovers how to make his body become invisible, but, when he can't make himself visible again, becomes violently insane.

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