The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

eBook - 1992
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Penguin Putnam
From the twentieth century's first great practitioner of the novel of ideas comes a consummate masterpiece of science fiction about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.

A stranger emerges out of a freezing February day with a request for lodging in a cozy provincial inn. Who is this out-of-season traveler? More confounding is the thick mask of bandages obscuring his face. Why is he disguised in such a manner? What keeps him hidden in his room? The villagers, aroused by trepidation and curiosity, bring it upon themselves to find the answers. What they discover is not only a man trapped in the terror of his own creation, but a chilling reflection of the unsolvable mysteries of their own souls.
 
“My fantastic stories do not pretend to deal with possible things. They aim indeed only at the same amount of conviction as one gets in a gripping good dream.”—H. G. Wells

With an Introduction by W. Warren Wagar
and an Afterword by Scott Westerfeld 


From the Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
A scientist who has discovered a way to make himself invisible unleashes his growing madness and frustrations by terrorizing a small town.

Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1992
ISBN: 9781101657522
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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.

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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