The Invisible Man

Category: Book
By (author): Wells, H.G.
Series: S.f. Masterworks
Subject:  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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From The Publisher*THE INVISIBLE MAN tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorizes the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.
Review Quote*A classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction-THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION
Review Quote*Wells' scientific romances were works of art with unique relevance for our times
Review Quote*The Prospero of all the brave new worlds of the mind, and the Shakespeare of science fiction
Biographical NoteH.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honors degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.