The Invisible Man
With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses, and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin—the new guest at the Coach and Horses—is at first assumed to be a shy accident victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling: he has developed a process that... show more
With his face swaddled in bandages, his eyes hidden behind dark glasses, and his hands covered even indoors, Griffin—the new guest at the Coach and Horses—is at first assumed to be a shy accident victim. But the true reason for his disguise is far more chilling: he has developed a process that has made him invisible and is locked in a struggle to discover the antidote. Forced from the village and driven to murder, he seeks the aid of an old friend, Kemp. The horror of his fate has affected his mind, however, and when Kemp refuses to help, he resolves to wreak his revenge. First time in Penguin Classics Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, suggestions for further reading, and detailed notes
Publish date: September 27th 2005
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 161
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
Good book, though not my favourite. But that's just my dislike for thoroughly unlovable protagonists coming through.
Classic cautionary tale of what genius without morals can bring about. I found interesting that the same disregard for consequences or others was Griffin's doom itself, going beyond the whole typical "evil does not pay", because it tied to an inability to think long term, see down-sides, and plan. H...
Not as interesting as I expected it to be but another "classic" checked off the list.
Universal Studios and Claude Rains' 'Invisible Man' will always be the Invisible Man to me, but I enjoyed finally reading the original story. In the novel Griffin is a brilliant scientist obsessed with the nature of color, optics to be exact. As an albino he's faced a lot of discrimination, which pe...
I was going to open by saying that this was a lot darker than some of Wells' other books that I have read, but when I consider The Time Machine and War of the Worlds I somehow feel that it was a part of his style. Despite that, I do actually consider that this book is somewhat darker and in a way fe...