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  • Published: 15 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525564157
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $13.99

The Invisible Man




From the founding father of science fiction, his tragicomic novel about a scientist run amok. Vintage Classics.

The Invisible Man (1897) blends comedy and tragedy in its tale of a scientist who discovers a way to make himself invisible. His inability to reverse the process leads to a radical disconnection from society—and from his own sanity. Arriving in a town where no one knows him, disguised in bandages and dark glasses, the invisible man is driven to violent and criminal extremes before his secret is revealed. This prescient parable of the dark side of scientific progress demonstrates H. G. Wells’s signature gift for dramatizing humanity’s grandest possibilities and darkest fears.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9780525564157
  • Imprint: Vintage USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • 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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