The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance

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The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

Published:

1897

Pages:

145

ISBN:

0451528522

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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance

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3.92
(25 Reviews)
The Invisible Man of the title is ''Griffin'', a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but begins to become mentally unstable as a result...

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"Very useful things indeed they are, sir," said Mrs. Hall.

"And I'm very naturally anxious to get on with my inquiries."

"Of course, sir."

"My reason for coming to Iping," he proceeded, with a certain deliberation of manner, "was ... a desire for solitude. I do not wish to be disturbed in my work. In addition to my work, an accident--"

"I thought as much," said Mrs. Hall to herself.

"--necessitates a certain retirement. My eyes--are sometimes so weak and painful that I have to shut myself up in the dark for hours together. Lock myself up. Sometimes--now and then. Not at present, certainly. At such times the slightest disturbance, the entry of a stranger into the room, is a source of excruciating annoyance to me--it is well these things should be understood."

"Certainly, sir," said Mrs. Hall. "And if I might make so bold as to ask--"

"That I think, is all," said the stranger, with that quietly irresistible

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This book is great, it skillfully blends elements of science fiction with psychological depth, making it a timeless exploration of the human condition and the consequences of unchecked ambition.
In a nutshell, if you're into classic sci-fi but don't have time to flip through pages, give the audio version a go. It's a wickedly fun way to experience Wells' tale of invisibility gone wrong, and you might just find yourself looking at empty spaces with a tad more suspicion afterward. Highly recommended for anyone who likes their stories with a side of spine-tingling excitement!
"The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells is a gripping exploration of science gone awry and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Wells weaves a tale of suspense and horror as Dr. Griffin's discovery of invisibility leads to a descent into madness. The novel's enduring relevance lies in its metaphorical representation of unseen dangers in society. The suspenseful narrative, set in a small village, creates a chilling atmosphere, though some characters lack depth. Despite these minor flaws, Wells' classic remains a thought-provoking and timeless work that delves into the ethical complexities of scientific discovery.