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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 12/01/2017
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'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.'

One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing arrives in a remote English village. His peculiar, secretive activities in the room he rents spook the locals. Speculation about his identity becomes horror and disbelief when the villagers discover that, beneath his disguise, he is invisible.

Griffin, as the man is called, is an embittered scientist who is determined to exploit his extraordinary gifts, developed in the course of brutal self-experimentation, in order to conduct a Reign of Terror on the sleepy inhabitants of England. As the police close in on him, he becomes ever more desperate and violent.

In this pioneering novella, subtitled 'A Grotesque Romance', Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect. Since its publication in 1897, The Invisible Man has haunted not only popular culture (in particular cinema) but also the greatest and most experimental novels of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198702672
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 146 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 12 mm


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[An] informative introduction... reading these OWC editions has enhanced my pleasure hugely; the introductions are always well written and give just the right amount of information to inform without overloading the reader with lots of irrelevant detail or academic jargon. - Leah Galbraith, FictionFan

Very smart-looking new editions of SF classics. - David V Barrett, Fortean Times

The ideas that Wells explores are as relevant as ever - Desperate Reader

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Whispering Stories

“There is no doubt that H.G. Wells has a great descriptive style. ”

I have always been aware of the stories of H.G. Wells but my interest in him was really sparked when I read David Lodge’s biography, ‘A Man of Parts’, a couple of years ago. H.G. certainly lived a colourful life!... More

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“The Invisible Man”

I must admit I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I was expecting the story to be bogged down in the details of the science behind his invisibility rather than on how it changed his personality and behaviour but... More

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“Favourite hg wells book”

I'm not a massive fan of hg wells books but I personally think this is definitely my favourite one the story was easy to follow and made you rethink the downsides on invisibility

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