First published in 1897, The Invisible Man ranks as one of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written. Part of a series of pseudoscientific romances written by H. G. Wells (1866–1946) early in his career, the novel helped establish the British author as one of the first and best writers of science fiction.
Wells' years as a science student undoubtedly inspired a number of his early works, including this strikingly original novel. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the story focuses on Griffin, a scientist who has discovered the means to make himself invisible. His initial, almost comedic, adventures are soon overshadowed by the bizarre streak of terror he unleashes upon the inhabitants of a small village.
Notable for its sheer invention, suspense, and psychological nuance, The Invisible Man continues to enthrall science-fiction fans today as it did the reading public nearly 100 years ago.
In the village of Iping in West Sussex, England, a stranger shows up at the door of the local inn. After coming in from the cold to rest beside the fire, he refuses to remove his... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Karl Janssen
If you like science fiction, this book is for you! If you don't like science fiction, but like a good story with action - you're in luck as well! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex
The story line was ok. It could have been more interesting. The cussing was a problem. Why use cuss words for a high school and middle school grade level.Published 4 months ago by Chloe Creason
I enjoyed this story. Even though i do not like most of H.G. Wells work I found this one to be refreshingly enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by A.K. Frailey
I have no idea if H.G. Wells was writing for an audience of a specific age but since I know several friends and family who read the The Invisible Man in high school I suppose the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dennis Loesch
H. G. Wells is one of the most fantastic writers. His books continue to inspire all science fiction writers. Everyone should read the original bookPublished 11 months ago by Manuel Ontanon Nunez
It is well written, of course. It's a strange story and I found it absorbing, if rather gruesome. I would recommend it.Published 15 months ago by Jacqueline Rothschild
I would recommend everyone read this book. I was fun and held my interest from start to finish. Great read.Published 15 months ago by Todd Crane