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  • Published: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812966459
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

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A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, THE INVISIBLE MAN endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and the power he unleashes cause him to spiral into intrigue, madness, and murder. The inspiration for countless imitations and film adaptations, THE INVISIBLE MAN is as remarkable and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago. As Arthur C. Clarke points out in his Introduction, 'The interest of the story . . . lies not in its scientific concepts, but in the brilliantly worked out development of the theme of invisibility. If one could be invisible, then what?'

  • Pub date: 1 April 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812966459
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $13.99

About the Author

H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866. After an education repeatedly interrupted by his family’s financial problems, he eventually found work as a teacher at a succession of schools, where he began to write his first stories.
Wells became a prolific writer with a diverse output, of which the famous works are his science fiction novels. These are some of the earliest and most influential examples of the genre, and include classics such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. Most of his books very well-received, and had a huge influence on many younger writers, including George Orwell and Isaac Asimov. Wells also wrote many popular non-fiction books, and used his writing to support the wide range of political and social causes in which he had an interest, although these became increasingly eccentric towards the end of his life.
Twice-married, Wells had many affairs, including a ten-year liaison with Rebecca West that produced a son. He died in London in 1946.

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