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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.

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  • Paperback

    9780525564157

    November 15, 2018

    Vintage USA

    192 pages

    RRP $13.99

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  • Paperback

    9781784872090

    March 20, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    192 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • The Invisible Man
    H.G. Wells

    Paperback

    9789380028293

    January 15, 2013

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781473546820

    January 5, 2017

    Vintage Digital

    192 pages

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