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The Invisible Man : S.F. Masterworks Series - H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man

S.F. Masterworks Series

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2013
ISBN: 9780575115378
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 18+ years old

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H.G.Wells' great novel of the dangers of science describes a man cast out from society by his own terrifying discovery. The Invisible Man tells the story of Griffin, a brilliant and obsessed scientist dedicated to achieving invisibility. Taking whatever action is necessary to keep his incredible discovery safe, he terrorises the local village where he has sought refuge. Wells skilfully weaves the themes of science, terror and pride as the invisible Griffin gradually loses his sanity and, ultimately, his humanity.

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H G Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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A classic study of scientific hubris brought to destruction--THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION

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The Invisible man was the second H.G. Wells novel I had ever read as a teenager, second only to War of the Worlds. Wells's talent for science fiction and writing gripping dark fiction is evident in a story about an obsessive scientist's discovery to make oneself invisible. Wells has achieved the unlikely by turning a situation often found in light hearted humour and children's shows into something actually disturbing. Anyone looking to start reading the work of H.G. Wells will find this and many others such as Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau and War of the Worlds great places to start.

Noraville, NSW, Australia.

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ISBN: 9780575115378
ISBN-10: 0575115378
Series: S.F. Masterworks
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30th April 2013
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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