The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

eBook - 2005
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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. As Arthur C. Clarke points out in his Introduction, "The interest of the story ... lies not in its scientific concepts, but in the brilliantly worked out development of the theme of invisibility. If one could be invisible, then what?"
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005, c1987
Edition: Bantam Classic reissue ed
ISBN: 9780553901092
0553901095
Characteristics: xvi, 137 p. ; 18 cm

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A brilliant scientist discovers a way to make himself invisible, but it has devastating consequences he isn’t prepared to deal with.


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janellejordan Jul 12, 2015

classic science fiction novel and a prophetic warning about technology.

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Jul 11, 2015

There are several reasons why this book continues to fascinate readers more than a hundred years after it was first published. On one level it is a propulsive action story that catches the reader up in its high-pace and occasional explosive scenes. One another level, it raises questions on the nature of evil and whether social expectation produces good behavior. Whatever you are looking to get out of a novel, there is a good chance you will find it here.

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KDancy
May 14, 2015

While this is not Wells' best novel it still is a good return for your money. Chilling, extremely atmospheric and considering that it is a short read this novel is perfect for a evening at home with your back to a open window, just to get the chills running through you.

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GerardAC
Nov 08, 2014

Brilliantly chilling thriller by H.G. Wells. This book is the perfect example of how sometimes the things we find most terrifying are the ones we can't even see. A definite must read for sci-fi and horror fans alike.

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