The Invisible Man

H. G. Wells

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12 May 2022
9781529069051
176 pages
Synopsis

H. G. Wells skilfully combines tension, wit and terror in The Invisible Man, a masterpiece of science fiction.

Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

A mysterious stranger arrives at a rural Sussex inn on a cold winter’s night with his face obscured by bandages and his body cloaked in a long, heavy coat. He locks himself in his room and spends his stay labouring over chemicals in intricate glass bottles. The villagers, bewildered by what lurks under the bandages, could never be prepared for the terrible truth: that the man is a scientist who has rendered himself invisible and is desperately struggling to find an antidote. He flees to the rugged, cliff-lined coast where, pursued by police and an angry mob, he is intent on murderous revenge.

Wells was the founding father of science fiction, and in his utopian fantasy novels he was proved eerily correct.

Telegraph

An old tale of scientific hubris that walks the line between comedy and horror

New York Times